Encyclopedia of Education and Information Technologies

2020 Edition
| Editors: Arthur Tatnall

Teacher Education and Professional Development for Technology Integrated Teaching

  • Seyum GetenetEmail author
  • Kim Beswick
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-10576-1_237

This entry describes the characteristics of professional development programs (PD) to enhance teacher educators’ (teachers of pre-service teachers) knowledge of technology-integrated teaching which subsequently facilitates their effective use of technology in the teaching in initial teacher education institutions. There are challenges with using technology in teaching, but relevant PD can help teacher educators to overcome these challenges for the effective use of technology in teaching. The description is drawn upon data from an intervention study involving designing and handling PD to assist mathematics teacher educators in integrating technology in their teaching and illustrating the characteristics of effective PD for teacher educators in tertiary settings. The entry is organized in five sections. It begins with a description of the importance of technology in higher education followed by an illustration of teacher education that highlights the challenges for technology-integrated...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia
  2. 2.School of Teacher Education and Early ChildhoodUniversity of Southern QLDBrisbaneAustralia
  3. 3.University of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

Section editors and affiliations

  • Sam Goundar
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Information ManagementVictoria University of Wellington