Rethinking the impacts of teacher education program on building the ICT in education competencies of pre-service teachers: A case of teacher education in Mainland China

Xi Bei XIONG, Cher Ping LIM

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Abstract

Based on a collective case study of two teacher education programs at a normal university in South China, this paper aims to evidence pre-service teachers’ learning process with the ICT integrated teacher education program and discuss the implications for the effectiveness of a teacher education program in building ICT in education competencies of pre-service teachers. The study employed the sequential mixed-method approach. Data from documentation, survey, interviews, and focus group interviews reveal that (1) the teacher education program has significant impacts on pre-service teachers’ learning outcomes from curriculum structure, course objectives, content, and pedagogy perspectives, (2) sustained efforts are required to improve coherence and coordination for teacher education program, and (3) feedback and reflections from pre-service teachers’ ICT learning experiences are essential to revise and refine teacher education program. Copyright © 2015 Brunei Darussalam : Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-35
JournalJournal of Applied Research in Education
Volume19
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Citation

Xiong, X. B., & Lim, C. P. (2015). Rethinking the impacts of teacher education program on building the ICT in education competencies of pre-service teachers: A case of teacher education in Mainland China. Journal of Applied Research in Education, 19, 25-35.

Keywords

  • ICT in education competencies
  • TPACK
  • Teacher education program

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