Technology Teacher Education: Requirements
What is the role of teacher education in preparing and supporting teachers of technology education? Before student teachers can even consider teaching technology education, they need an overarching, holistic view of the purpose of technology education in the curriculum, as well as what technology is and how it impacts and influences our world, people, and environment. They also need to understand the role content, pedagogical, and pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) play in developing quality technology education teachers.
Teacher education occurs at two levels, one in initial teacher education (ITE) programs where students are taught the fundamentals of teaching technology at early childhood, primary, or secondary school level. The second is in-service teacher education, targeted at practicing teachers, aimed at keeping them abreast with changes and contemporary understandings of teaching and learning. This entry’s main focus is the ITE and is based on the premise that...
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