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ERIC Number: EJ1036600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0731-9258
The Impact of Project-Based Learning on Pre-Service Teachers' Technology Attitudes and Skills
Alexander, Curby; Knezek, Gerald; Christensen, Rhonda; Tyler-Wood, Tandra; Bull, Glen
Journal of Computers in Mathematics and Science Teaching, v33 n3 p257-282 Jul 2014
Researchers in this study looked at the effect of content-specific, technology-rich project-based learning activities on EC-8 pre-service teachers' competencies and skills, as well as pre-service teacher's attitudes toward science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Researchers employed a quantitative design involving participants in two sections of a required technology integration class which served as part of a teacher preparation sequence. Data were collected using the STEM Semantic Survey, Technology Proficiency Self-Assessment questionnaire, and Stages of Adoption of Technology in Education questionnaire at the beginning and end of the Fall 2011 semester. The findings provide evidence of changes in attitudes and skills of the pre-service educators after participating in the course. A specific focus is explored on the emerging relationships between STEM dispositions and technology integration competencies. Applications of these findings and directions for future studies are discussed.
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. P.O. Box 1545, Chesapeake, VA 23327. Tel: 757-366-5606; Fax: 703-997-8760; e-mail: info@aace.org; Web site: http://www.aace.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1030865