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Measuring Teacher Attitudes, Competencies, and Pedagogical Practices in Support of Student Learning and Classroom Technology Integration

  • Rhonda Christensen
  • Gerald Knezek
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)

Abstract

In this chapter we feature instruments to measure teacher attitudes, competencies, and pedagogical practices judged to be important for effectively integrating technology into the classroom learning environment. The ability to assess a teacher’s level on these attributes is important because positive attitudes, proficiency, and effective pedagogical strategies are necessary to foster quality student learning. Specific instruments that serve as exemplars for teacher appraisal are introduced. The importance of including more than one type of measure to comprehensively assess teacher needs and prescribe appropriate professional development is discussed.

Keywords

Teacher attitudes Technology competencies Technology integration Attitudinal measures Competency measures Pedagogical practices 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rhonda Christensen
    • 1
  • Gerald Knezek
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Gerald Knezek
    • 1
  • Rhonda Christensen
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.University of North TexasDentonUSA

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