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The IntersTICES-Type Activity (ITA) and Its Impact on Pre-service Teacher Trainers’ e-Learning Culture

  • Genny Villa
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 715)

Abstract

In today’s knowledge-based society, Information and communication technology (ICT) has become a must for teachers and learners. Their pedagogical potential is immense. However, when we consider the common pedagogical practices reported by the research, as well as the small impact observed on learning despite significant material investments, we can only question the reasons for such a situation. Research shows that there is a gap between how people use new technologies in their everyday lives and how they are integrated –or not in the classroom. This gap is still causing distress among teachers and even dropping-outs from the profession. One of the causes identified in the literature is the training of teachers. Professional development activities do not train teacher trainers on their e-learning culture. These training activities focus mainly on ICT use. There is lack of actual inclusion of reflective exercises regarding ICT integration.

Keywords

Training intervention Participants’ e-learning culture ICT integration 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de MontréalMontrealCanada

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