Curricula Design of Teacher Training in the Area of Didactic Technological Competences

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 716)

Abstract

The authors in their contribution present conceptual and methodological background of a research aimed at improving pre-graduate teacher training in the area of didactic technological competences. The main goal of the prepared research is to modernize and optimize relevant parts of study programs of teacher trainees at Slovak higher education institutions, i.e. to optimize inclusion of the relevant subjects into the study programs as to both their content and time allocation. Following this goal, in the first phase of the research there has been prepared a questionnaire survey of the current state and perspectives of the continuing professional development of primary and secondary school teachers contributing to their didactic technological competences improvement and development. In the paper there are summarized main results of the pilot test of the created questionnaire, the purpose of which was to verify the questionnaire reliability. The data gathered in the pilot test were processed and the reliability of the created questionnaire was approved by means of reliability/item analysis. The total reliability of the questionnaire was calculated through the Cronbach alpha coefficient. The obtained results show a high level of the internal consistency of the created research tool and ensure a reliability of the broader research data collection which will follow.

Keywords

Teacher training Teacher professional profile Didactic technological competences 

Notes

Acknowledgment

This work has been supported by the Cultural and Educational Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic under the project No. KEGA 041UK-4/2017 and by the Slovak Research and Development Agency under the contract No. APVV-14-0446.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Didactics of Natural Sciences in Primary Education, Faculty of EducationComenius University in BratislavaBratislavaSlovak Republic
  2. 2.Department of Technology and Information Technologies, Faculty of EducationConstantine the Philosopher University in NitraNitraSlovak Republic
  3. 3.Department of Informatics, Faculty of Natural SciencesConstantine the Philosopher University in NitraNitraSlovak Republic

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