Ascertaining the Educational Technology Taught in Various School of Education Courses at One Australian University
Abstract: It is widely acknowledged that it is important to teach a variety of technological skills to pre-service teachers so that they not only feel comfortable using the technology themselves but so that they can teach technology and thus the associated skills to their future students. This paper reports on the mapping of individual courses that make up the School of Education programs at one Australian university. Results are interesting as anecdotal conversations with staff suggest that more technology is being taught than is reported in the course profiles. The results suggest that there are some positives in the teaching of technology in the current education courses and that the technology being taught should be made explicit with the students so that the students are told what technology they will be both using and learning.
Presider: Iona Sarieva, Saint Leo University