Positioning the technologies curriculum: a snapshot of Australian initial teacher education programs

Blannin, Joanne and Redmond, Petrea ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9674-1206 and McLeod, Amber and Mayne, Fiona (2021) Positioning the technologies curriculum: a snapshot of Australian initial teacher education programs. The Australian Educational Researcher. pp. 1-21. ISSN 0311-6999

[img] Text (Submitted Version)
clean_10Aug21_AERE-D-21-00069R1_ET.docx

Download (201kB)

Abstract

Globally, technology is now a vital element of the school curriculum. Technology has changed the way children learn, and when teachers integrate technology into pedagogical practices, resources, and assessment it expands the way teachers teach. This paper explores how initial teacher education (ITE) programs across Australia position the Technologies Curriculum. It uses data provided at a symposium of teacher educators who deliver ITE in the use of technologies. The paper maps data from 32 universities, including primary, secondary, undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It also investigates the naming conventions of courses in these programs and exemplifies the student experience by providing three vignettes from three programs in three different states. The findings suggest that Technologies education in Australia is offered in many ways to pre-service teachers, thus the landscape of this teaching area is diverse. This paper contributes to the field in being the first research to explore how Australian universities teach Technologies within their ITE programs. It offers a snapshot of how technologies are positioned in Australian ITE programs.


Statistics for USQ ePrint 49281
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: File reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher/author.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Institute for Resilient Regions
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2022 03:23
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2022 03:30
Uncontrolled Keywords: Initial teacher education, Educational technologies, Curriculum, Technology, Teacher education
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390303 Higher education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160102 Higher education
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160104 Professional development and adult education
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160304 Teaching and instruction technologies
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13384-021-00473-5
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49281

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only