Preservice teachers who were enrolled in a technology integration course facilitated student-centered lessons to K-12 students in a pedagogical laboratory. A quantitative instrument, Teachers’ Beliefs Regarding Technology Use Survey (TBTUS), was employed to measure the impact of the pedagogical laboratory experience on preservice teachers’ beliefs regarding technology integration. The impact was largely insignificant. The qualitative data suggest that changes might be incremental and TBTUS might not be sensitive to the changes that occurred after 22-hour treatment, with only six hours of real teaching experience. Moreover, unlike vicarious experiences, personal teaching experiences may be different for each candidate, so they might have learned strategies that are unrelated to the beliefs that were measured
Ma, Yuxin; Lai, Guolin; Williams, Douglas C.; and Prejean, Louise
"Teachers’ Belief Changes in a Technology-Enhanced Pedagogical Laboratory,"
Journal of Educational Technology Development and Exchange (JETDE): Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/jetde/vol1/iss1/2