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Wettasinghe, C. M., & Berinderjeet Kaur. (2003). The use of ICT in the teaching of mathematics by prospective mathematics teachers. In Research in and on the classroom: ERAS Conference 2003 Proceedings (pp. 219-230). Singapore: Educational Research Association of Singapore.
Information technology has become pervasive in our society and it is playing an increasingly important role in education. There is a growing expectation that teachers need to make effective use of IT in all facets of their work in schools. It is therefore important that teachers learn about information technology in order to achieve potential effective use of IT in enhancing students’ learning. In line with this, the National Institute of Education (NIE) is committed to exposing preservice trainee teachers to a wide variety of learning experiences via the computer. In such pre-service training programmes involving IT competencies, it is important that the trainee teachers learn and practise the use of IT in an educational context, in particular
within their own teaching subjects. There is a growing recognition that IT applications in mathematics throw up a wide variety of challenging problems for teachers. The discussion on how IT can be integrated into the teaching of Mathematics can become increasingly prescriptive. This study seeks to understand just how much of the use of IT and the accompanying skills demonstrated by Mathematics teachers are a direct translation of the skills and pedagogies learnt as part of their pre-service teacher training at NIE. The implications of this study serve to assist educators in understanding the transferability and practical issues involved in the teaching of IT skills and pedagogies for Mathematics in classrooms within teacher
training programmes.
This paper was published in the Proceedings of ERAS Conference held in Singapore from 19-21 November 2003
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