Re-imagining STEM : peer scaffolding ICT in initial teacher education

Lloyd, Margaret M., Mukherjee, Michelle, & Bellocchi, Alberto (2012) Re-imagining STEM : peer scaffolding ICT in initial teacher education. In 2nd International STEM in Education Conference, 24-27 November 2012, Beijing, China.

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In this paper, we report on how peer scaffolding was used to effect change in tertiary teaching practice and academic disposition in the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Science teaching and learning. We present a small-scale case study investigating the practice of one of this paper’s authors. It is told through two salient episodes which narratively describe the scaffolding used to support a teaching experiment. This was made possible through the national Teaching Teachers for the Future Project (2011-2012) which aimed to enhance the technological pedagogical capability of pre-service teachers across Australia. The outcome was a demonstrable shift in the academic’s disposition towards the use and benefits of ICT in teaching science and an increase in skills and confidence for both the academic and his students. This study and its outcomes fit within the contemporary push to “re-imagine” the teaching of Science, and more broadly of STEM, in schools.

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ID Code: 56860
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: STEM, Science education, ICT, teacher education, Alternate Reality Games, ARG
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 05 Feb 2013 00:30
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2013 21:30

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