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Title: 
Information and communication technology as a pedagogical tool in teacher preparation and higher education
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Keywords: 
Information and communication technology
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Pedagogical tools
Issue Date: 
2012
Citation: 
Yang, C., Tzuo, P., Higgins, H., & Tan, C. P. Y. (2012). Information and communication technology as a pedagogical tool in teacher preparation and higher education. Journal of College Teaching and Learning, 9(4), 327-338. http://dx.doi.org/10.19030/tlc.v9i4.7303
Abstract: 
Under the current trend of globalization and economic dynamics, the accountability of our
educational systems is being seriously tested. In response to the demands of the future, the
Ministry of Education (MOE) in Singapore has wisely proposed several initiatives to promote the
integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education, and to increase
the competitiveness of the workforce by emphasizing inquiry-based learning, higher order
thinking, and problem solving (i.e., Thinking Schools Learning Nation, Students’ Effective
Engagement and Development). This study asserts that these two goals, rather than being
mutually exclusive, are highly related. Research has shown that integrating technology in
teaching and learning can have positive influences on higher order thinking, students’ motivation,
inquiry-based learning, attitudes, achievement, and peer interactions in the classrooms (Bennett,
2001; Schofield, 1995).
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ISSN: 
1544-0389 (print)
2157-894X (online)
Other Identifiers: 
10.19030/tlc.v9i4.7303
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