Re-imagining STEM : peer scaffolding ICT in Initial Teacher Education

Lloyd, Margaret, Mukherjee, Michelle, & Bellocchi, Alberto (2012) Re-imagining STEM : peer scaffolding ICT in Initial Teacher Education. In 2nd International STEM in Education Conference, Beijing, China, pp. 131-138.

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Abstract

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: 56865
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Teacher education, STEM, ICT, Alternate Reality Games, Science education, HERN
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Science Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Please consult the authors
Deposited On: 03 Feb 2014 23:16
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2014 13:39

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