Study of Future EFL Teachers’ ICT Competence and Its Development Under the TPCK Framework

  • Xiaojun Wang
  • Jiří DostálEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11284)


In a technology-rich society, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) can have a great influence on the educational system. Numerous studies have indicated that ICT can benefit the outcome of teaching and learning. Many schools and universities have been equipped with ICT tools such as the Internet, computers, projectors, multimedia players, etc. This creates a need for a new type of teacher competence. This study focuses on future English Foreign Language teachers’ ICT competence and its development in the context of the Czech Republic and Slovakia. We employ documentary analysis (curriculum analysis of future English Foreign Language teachers), questionnaires and semi-structure interviews to collect data. Respondents are college and university teachers, future English Foreign Language teachers in university, lower secondary school English Foreign Language teachers. Gaining information about the current ICT competence of future English Foreign Language teachers will provide information to teaching faculties and education policy-makers for their efforts to design a training program designed to develop stronger ICT competence in these future teachers. The findings in the study will also show implications for future study of the professional development of English Foreign Language teachers.


ICT competence English Foreign Language TPCK framework 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Palacký University OlomoucOlomoucCzech Republic

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