Insights into ICT capability on a teacher-mentored PGCE course
Computers & Education Volume 31, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The study examines the development of ICT capability by associate-trainees on a postgraduate certificate of education course. The course involves the promotion of ICT use during three classroom placements by in-school teacher-mentors. Data for the study were collected by a survey of mentors, four surveys of associate-trainees, and by the collation of associate-trainees' profiles. The study considers the perceived effects upon the trainees development of ICT capability by the course generally and the examples of ICT use provided by teacher-mentors in particular. The study indicates the beneficial effects upon the attitudes of trainees who observe ICT use by teacher-mentors on early school placements, and the coincidence of impoverished ICT use by teacher-mentors on early school placements with restricted use of ICT by associate-trainees on later placements.
Trushell, J., Slater, A., Sneddon, R. & Mitchell, H. (1998). Insights into ICT capability on a teacher-mentored PGCE course. Computers & Education, 31(3), 329-347. Elsevier Ltd.