Student teachers' use of computers during teaching practice in primary classrooms

Albion, Peter (1996) Student teachers' use of computers during teaching practice in primary classrooms. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, 24 (1). pp. 63-73. ISSN 1359-866X

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Abstract

It is argued that teacher readiness is crucial to realisation of national goals for educational computer use and that preparation of student teachers can make an important contribution. This study investigated student teachers' dispositions towards computers and their use of computers in primary school classrooms during a final year practicum. The student teachers generally viewed computers positively but lacked confidence in their knowledge of computers. While they were nervous about using computers in classrooms almost two thirds did use a computer at least once during a four week practicum and were more likely to do so if the supervising teacher modelled such use. The most frequently experienced problems in using computers were organisational. Based on the findings of this study it is suggested that preservice courses should focus on pedagogical issues associated with computer use and should provide students with opportunities to observe and practise classroom computing.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher (Taylor & Francis).
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2010 06:26
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2013 02:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: teacher education, ICT integration
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6992

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