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Pullen, Darren; J-F; Swabey, Karen; Abadooz, M.; Sing, Termit Kaur Ranjit – Australian Educational Computing, 2015
Mobile technology coupled with Internet accessibility has increased not only how we communicate but also how we might engage in learning. The ubiquity of mobile technology, such as smart phones and tablet devices, makes it a valuable tool for accessing learning resources on the Internet. The unified theory of acceptance and use of technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology
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Lee, Chwee Beng – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
As technologies have become an integral part of our lives, the way we read and understand text has changed drastically. In this paper, we discuss how various technologies support learners' reading and writing skills within the context of meaningful learning. Next, using elaborated cases, we argue that situating learners in problem solving…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Technology Uses in Education, Writing Skills, Writing (Composition)
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Gallego, Maria Jesus; Gamiz, Vanesa Maria – Australian Educational Computing, 2014
The main purpose of this research is to analyze the elements that compose the PLE of pre-service teachers and to determine whether the composition of these environments is related to academic achievement in a course on Information and Communication Technologies in Education. The hypothesis is that a PLE with more components is related to a higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Educational Environment
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Kearney, Matthew; Maher, Damian – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
An emerging body of literature explores mobile learning in teacher education contexts. A common theme is the facilitation of collaborative, authentic professional learning experiences, often leveraged by the immediate and spontaneous nature of learning in informal settings. This paper takes a snapshot of current developments with mobile learning…
Descriptors: Handheld Devices, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Teachers, Educational Technology
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Chandler, Paul D.; Redman, Christine – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
The world in which teachers are working is one, thanks to collaborative technologies, in which high levels of interactions among colleagues and the wider educational community can be facilitated. The question, then, is about how to prepare new entrants to the profession to be effectively engaged in this professional reality. In this paper, we…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Knowledge Level, Teacher Competencies
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Reading, Chris; Doyle, Helen – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
It's time for teachers to consider themselves as learners in ICT-rich learning environments and to become more aware of factors that enable their learning in such environments. The notion of teachers as learners in ICT-rich environments is not new but the focus is usually on school teachers and formal professional development, rather than teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Information Technology, Preservice Teachers
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Romeo, Geoff; Lloyd, Marg; Downes, Toni – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
This paper contextualises the Teaching Teachers of the Future (TTF) Project and acts as a preamble for the TTF stream of papers at ACEC2012. It discusses the aims and objectives of the project, its genesis in a changing educational and political landscape, the use of TPACK as a theoretical scaffold, and briefly report on the operations of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, National Surveys, Preservice Teachers
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Jamieson-Proctor, Romina; Albion, Peter; Finger, Glenn; Cavanagh, Rob; Fitzgerald, Robert; Bond, Trevor; Grimbeek, Peter – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
One of the major outcomes from the national Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project in 2011 was the development and statistical validation of a survey instrument to measure the Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) of pre-service teachers as a result of the TTF intervention implemented across all Australian Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Henderson, Michael; Cerovac, Milorad; Bellis, Natalie; Lancaster, Greg – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
As part of the Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) project, Monash University initiated several strategies to assist pre-service teachers' integration of ICTs in their classroom practice. These included modelling of ICT pedagogical integration, assessment of ICT pedagogical integration, relocating pre-service teacher classes to a working…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Preservice Teachers
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Finger, Glenn; Jamieson-Proctor, Romina; Cavanagh, Rob; Albion, Peter; Grimbeek, Peter; Bond, Trevor; Fitzgerald, Robert; Romeo, Geoff; Lloyd, Margaret – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
This paper presents a summary of the key findings of the TTF TPACK Survey developed and administered for the Teaching the Teachers for the Future (TTF) Project implemented in 2011. The TTF Project, funded by an Australian Government ICT Innovation Fund grant, involved all 39 Australian Higher Education Institutions which provide initial teacher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education Programs, Surveys, Psychometrics
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Doyle, Helen; Reading, Chris – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
It's time to prepare teachers to take the plunge to teach in virtual worlds. Students are already there and their teachers need to follow. Unfortunately, teachers are often resistant to change their teaching practice, especially regarding the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) such as virtual worlds. The authors report on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Science Instruction, Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
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Lloyd, Margaret; Mukherjee, Michelle – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
How do you identify "good" teaching practice in the complexity of a real classroom? How do you know that beginning teachers can recognise effective digital pedagogy when they see it? How can teacher educators see through their students' eyes? The study in this paper has arisen from our interest in what pre-service teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
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Masters, Jennifer; Carolan, James; Draaisma, Graeme – Australian Educational Computing, 2013
The La Trobe University iteration of the Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) project focused initially on subject in the second semester, third year of the Bachelor of Education course called the Multi-Disciplinary Science & Technology Integrated Experience (MSTIE). Two pairs of pre-service teachers were placed in the school where the TTF…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Technology Integration