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Title: 
Developing a better understanding of technology based pedagogy
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Issue Date: 
2009
Citation: 
Gao, P., Choy, D., Wong, A. F. L., & Wu, J. (2009). Developing a better understanding of technology based pedagogy. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(5), 714-730.
Abstract: 
The focus of this paper is to present the major qualitative findings from a one year, mixed methods study that explores a cohort of preservice teachers’ process of learning
to teach with information and communication technology (ICT) across their teacher
preparation program in Singapore. This study suggests a variation in the preservice
teachers’ technology competency, stances, decision making and actions in using ICT
for classroom teaching and learning. The majority of the participants seemed to be unable to translate into teaching practice their increased technological competency and espoused constructivist orientation gained from the coursework. They tended to use ICT to improve and enhance teacher centred instruction on a regular basis during the teaching practicum. However, three focus participants were also able to use ICT to engage their students in student centred learning. They began to demonstrate their
leadership potential in influencing others to use ICT for enhancing student learning. The findings suggest that preservice teachers may need more guidance, modelling and collaboration to develop a better understanding of technology based pedagogy from their own practice so that they can synthesise their constructivist orientation, student centred teaching approaches, and effective use of ICT.
URI: 
ISSN: 
1449-5554
Other Identifiers: 
10.14742/ajet.1117
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