Pedagogical Foundation and Significance of the ICT Studies for the Teacher Trainees in Their Studies
Sirkku Lähdesmäki, Päivi Valli, University of Jyväskylä/Kokkola university consortium Chydenius, Finland
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, TX, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-27-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
Finnish national core curriculum (2014) highlights the important of ICT. A strong theoretical model and pedagogical understanding are needed for the innovative teaching use of technology. In this study we describe theoretical background of our ICT education and development of teacher trainees ICT-skills and pedagogical understanding. The students' study module is based on Mishra and Koehler’s TPACK-model (2006).The data was collected during two years from two student groups (N=52). Results indicated that, in general, the studies have made it possible to acquire the technological competence and to combine the pedagogical knowledge with the technology. The results of the study clearly state that the education supports understanding the use of ICT. The results show that understanding the pedagogical use of technology has emerged. Technical support given by the ICT and the possibility to adapt ICT that is offered in all the study modules have clearly been useful to the students.
Lähdesmäki, S. & Valli, P. (2017). Pedagogical Foundation and Significance of the ICT Studies for the Teacher Trainees in Their Studies. In P. Resta & S. Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2381-2390). Austin, TX, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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