Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10497/14329
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Epistemological beliefs
Pedagogical beliefs
Attitudes toward ICT
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Oct-2008
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Chai, C. S., Hong, H. Y., & Teo, T. K. G. (2008, October). Singaporean and Taiwanese pre-service teachers’ beliefs and their attitude towards ICT: A comparative study. Paper presented at the 16th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2008), Taipei, Taiwan.
Abstract: 
Teachers’ epistemological and pedagogical beliefs and their attitude about ICT are
identified as the second-order barrier for the integration of ICT into classrooms. In this paper,
we report the findings obtained from our recent survey and conducted among Singaporean
and Taiwanese pre-service teachers (N=108). The results indicate that the teachers’
epistemological beliefs were generally relativistic. They were also inclined to believe rather
strongly the constructivist notion of teaching. The profile we obtained in this study seems to
suggest that pre-service teachers from Singapore and Taiwan are holding beliefs that are
congruent to the education reform efforts. However, the teachers’ attitude about ICT use does
not seem to relate to their epistemological and pedagogical beliefs. The findings suggest that
further effort needs to be taken in order to foster more productive use of ICT to support
constructivism-oriented teaching. These results need to be verified with further study.
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This paper was presented at the 16th International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE 2008), held in Taipei, Taiwan from 27 - 31 Oct 2008
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