Deliberate Pedagogical Thinking with Technology in STEM Teacher Education

  • Marina Milner-BolotinEmail author


This chapter explores how current research on technology-enhanced science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education can find its way into STEM teacher education practice. To support this goal, a novel theoretical framework, Deliberate Pedagogical Thinking with Technology (DPTwT), is introduced. This framework emphasizes the growth of teacher knowledge as a result of collaboration with peers and more experienced colleagues. While this collaboration is often aided by technology, the focus of this framework is on facilitating teacher growth through collaboration and not on using technology. The DPTwT framework is used to guide the design, implementation, and evaluation of technology-enhanced pedagogies implemented in STEM methods courses for future teachers. Three examples of these technology-enabled pedagogies are provided in this chapter. The chapter also focusses on the implications of modeling deliberate use of technology in STEM teacher education, where future teachers are invited: first, to experience these collaborative technologies as learners; secondly, to reflect on them as future teachers; and thirdly, to implement these collaborative technology-enhanced pedagogies during their school practicum. Finally, the pedagogical value of providing these collaborative technology-enhanced experiences for future STEM teachers during their teacher education are also considered.


Collaborative Learning Annotation System (CLAS) Deliberate Pedagogical Thinking with Technology (DPTwT) STEM teacher education Teacher Zone of Proximal Development (T-ZPD) Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Peer Instruction PeerWise 


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  1. 1.Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of EducationUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

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