Remote access laboratories for preparing STEM teachers: preliminary exploration

Wu, Ting and Albion, Peter R. and Maxwell, Andrew and Kist, Alexander A. and Orwin, Lindy and Maiti, Ananda (2015) Remote access laboratories for preparing STEM teachers: preliminary exploration. In: 26th Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE 2015), 2-6 March 2015, Las Vegas, NV, United States.

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Education for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is acknowledged as a priority throughout the world but many K-6 teachers are inadequately prepared for it by virtue of limited exposure in their own schooling and teacher preparation. Remote Access Laboratories (RAL) offer opportunities to enhance the variety of STEM experiences available to learners and teachers in schools, especially those in remote locations. They also have potential for preparing teachers to work with STEM in their classrooms by developing relevant knowledge and self-efficacy for teaching technologies education. This paper reports some results from preliminary trials of an innovative RAL system with pre-service teachers.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Accepted version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 05:58
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2017 02:33
Uncontrolled Keywords: STEM, remote access labs, self-efficacy, teacher education
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development

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