ICT in teacher education in the age of AITSL

Lloyd, Margaret M. (2014) ICT in teacher education in the age of AITSL. In Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computers in Education Conference (ACEC), Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE), Adelaide, SA, pp. 348-356.

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This paper is drawn from a 2012-2013 OLT National Teaching Fellowship investigating the agencies impacting on whole-of course curriculum design in initial teacher education. The chief of these is AITSL (Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) through the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at Graduate level and the Program Accreditation Standards. This paper will begin with a discussion of the requirements on both beginning teachers and initial teacher education programs in regard to ICT (both content and pedagogy). It will then present case studies from four universities whose degree programs have been approved for implementation in 2014. It will focus on how each institution has responded to the APST as well as accreditation requirements. This will be based on responses to surveys to selected institutions and with one on one interviews to capture rich data. From this, it will draw a contemporary profile of how institutions are rising to the real requirements of ICT pedagogy within the regulatory constraints now in place. The methodology employed is qualitative and is based on document analysis enriched by interview data. It is important to know, as a profession, how future teachers are being introduced to and immersed in digital learning environments.

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ID Code: 81846
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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ISSN: 978-0-646-92095-5
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 2014 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 17 Feb 2015 22:36
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2015 22:23

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