This paper will discuss the general challenge and related dilemmas involved in designing, developing and teaching foundation subjects in teacher education which integrate ICT. Foundation ICT courses in teacher education are important for two related reasons: (a) as a focus for the transition from ‘old’ to ‘new’ learning (especially in terms of how ICT extends oral and print modes of literacy and learning); and (b) a basis for going beyond a merely add-on or specialized approach to ICT in education and developing a more effective integrated approach for across-the-curriculum purposes. This discussion paper will therefore: (a) attempt to identify some key issues and dilemmas involved with attempting to design effective ICT foundation courses; (b) outline some exploratory principles of ‘what is needed’ to effectively integrate in ICT teacher foundation courses; and (c) provide a basis for further discussion. Copyright © 2003 International Conference on Computers in Education ICCE 2003.
|Title of host publication||International Conference on Computers in Education 2003: A conference of the Asia-Pacific Chapter of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE): The "second wave" of ICT in education: From facilitating teaching and learning to engendering education reform: Proceedings [CD-ROM]|
|Editors||Kar Tin LEE, Koren MITCHELL|
|Place of Publication||Norfolk, VA|
|Publisher||Association for the Advance of Computing in Education|
|Publication status||Published - 2003|