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Mapping Pre-service Teachers’ Evolving Information and Communication Technologies Pedagogy

Savage, Moira (2016) Mapping Pre-service Teachers’ Evolving Information and Communication Technologies Pedagogy. Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 25 (5). pp. 533-554. ISSN Print: 1475-939X Online: 1747-5139

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The research examined the nature and scope of e-portfolio reflective writing by primary pre-service teachers about their classroom implementation of information and communication technologies. Familiar and new technologies require a teacher to be able to confidently identify the pedagogical potential for effective learning and teaching. With the author as a teacher educator, uncovering of aspects of commonality and patterns of emphasis in pre-service teachers’ reflective writing prompted reconsideration of established education practice. A qualitative thematic coding approach was adopted using an initial stimulus of Mezirow et al.’s notions of transformational learning: content, process and premise reflection. Extracts were coded by case, structurally and thematically using qualitative analysis software. Distinct categories emerged from cycles of analysis and a comprehensive typological map was created that provided insights into pre-service teachers’ emergent pedagogic thinking in relation to their use of technology whilst on school placements. The research led to revised scaffolding prompts, particularly in relation to premise reflection, for pre-service teachers engaged in reflective writing as a tool to transform and enrich their pedagogical understanding of the interplay between technology, teaching and learning.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: reflection, e-portfolios, information and communication technologies, pre-service teacher education, primary education, technology-enhanced learning
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Education
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Depositing User: Moira Savage
Date Deposited: 26 Aug 2019 07:50
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:32

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