Technology Integration in Secondary Mathematics Teacher Preparation: A Case Study in Two Southwestern Universities
Thursday, May 20 3:15 PM-4:15 PM Location: Andaman Ballroom 1
Presider: Khar Thoe Ng, SEAMEO RECSAM, Malaysia
Abstract: This case study seeks to examine the integration of technology by mathematics professors in a Southwestern University in preparing pre-service secondary level mathematics teachers. Data collection was completed in the spring 2009 semester and data analysis is on going. The result of this study is expected to demonstrate the extent of technology integration by mathematics professors in preparing pre-service teachers. Mathematics pre-service teachers could bring to the teaching profession a distinctive and different sense of technology use. To achieve this, mathematics pre-service teachers need to be adequately prepared by mathematics educators by modeling the appropriate use of technology in mathematics teacher preparation courses. Understanding technology integration in teacher education programs can help higher learning institutions to identify teacher preparation and professional development programs that lead toward the development of technology pedagogical content knowledge (TPCK).