Effective approaches to prepare future teachers for educational technology use
Abstract: Teacher training institutions are expected to prepare preservice teachers to integrate technology into their educational practice. However, several studies suggest that technology is often underused by preservice (eg. Mouza et al., 2014). There is a discrepancy between what preservice teachers are taught and how teachers use technology in a classroom (Ottenbreit-Leftwich et al., 2010). Therefore, Koehler and Mishra (2009) argued that TTIs should not only focus on how to use technology but also how technology intersects with PCK. Further research reveals that technology should be infused into the entire curriculum (Tondeur et al., 2012). However, the adoption of integrated approaches is a complex process that requires various strategies. Given this challenge, an important research question concerns the identification of effective strategies to prepare teachers for technology use. This symposium includes four studies that explore this research question from different perspectives.
Presider: Jo Tondeur, Ghent University