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Title: 
Pre-service teachers’ motivation in using digital technology
Authors: 
Issue Date: 
2014
Citation: 
Yeung, A. S., Tay, E. G., Hui, C., Lin, J. H., & Low, E. L. (2014). Pre-service teachers’ motivation in using digital technology. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 39(3), 135-153.
Abstract: 
Digital technology (DT) has a significant role to play in
modern education. This study examined motivational goals of student
teachers in initial teacher education in Singapore and the influences
of goals on their use of DT personally and in the classroom. The
participants (N=312) responded to a survey about their motivational
goals (learning vs. performance) and DT application (personal vs.
classroom application). Results showed that personal use of DT,
especially for younger teachers, was clearly more than classroom
application. Females were found to have higher performance goal.
Structural equation modelling found that learning goals were
positively related to both personal use and classroom application, but
performance goals were not positively related to either outcome. As
performance goals were found to be unrelated to classroom
application of DT, teacher education should focus more on the
development of learning goals so as to encourage teachers, especially
females, to use DT for teaching.
URI: 
ISSN: 
0313-5373
1835-517X
Other Identifiers: 
10.14221/ajte.2014v39n3.1
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