Age-related differences in ICT access and confidence among pre-service teachers

Albion, Peter R. and Jamieson-Proctor, Romina and Finger, Glenn (2011) Age-related differences in ICT access and confidence among pre-service teachers. In: 28th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE 2011): Changing Demands, Changing Directions, 4-7 Dec 2011, Hobart, Australia.

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Abstract

The Australian Government's Digital Education Revolution is directed at school education but, because teacher preparation is a significant factor in its success, there are implications for teacher education in Australian higher education. A national project, Teaching Teachers for the Future, has been funded to support change in teacher preparation programs based on the construct of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK), which describes teachers’ complex combination of knowledge of content, pedagogy, and technology. Knowledge of information and communication technology is a necessary, but not sufficient, foundation for TPACK. This paper presents data about ICT access and confidence reported by teacher education students in a regional university. Key findings included that teacher candidates had access to and confidence for using common forms of ICT but more limited access to and confidence for using less common forms, and that there were few significant differences in ICT access and confidence according to age.


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Additional Information: Copyright © 2011 Peter R. Albion, Romina Jamieson-Proctor and Glenn Finger. The author(s) assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s) also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite Web site and in other formats for the Proceedings ascilite Sydney 2011. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s).
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 05:29
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2013 01:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher education; TPACK; ICT integration; digital generation
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080602 Computer-Human Interaction
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/20398

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