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Making connections in science: Engaging with ICT to enhance curriculum understanding


Masters, J and Carolan, J and Draaisma, G, Making connections in science: Engaging with ICT to enhance curriculum understanding, Australian Educational Computing, 27, (3) pp. 95-100. ISSN 1443-833X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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The La Trobe University iteration of the Teaching Teachers for the Future (TTF) project focused initially on subject in the second semester, third year of the Bachelor of Education course called the Multi-Disciplinary Science & Technology Integrated Experience (MSTIE). Two pairs of pre-service teachers were placed in the school where the TTF ICT Pedagogy Officer (ICTPO) worked as an ICT specialist. The two teams worked with classroom teachers and the ICTPO to cooperatively plan, teach and evaluate a science curriculum project enhanced by strong ICT integration. The experience was a catalyst for significant educational insight, for the students involved, but also for other pre-service teachers and teachers from the school and university. In the second cycle of the project the ICTPO worked with academics from the university to draw on findings from the first cycle in order to design and implement integrated ICT initiatives in a first semester, second year Science curriculum subject. This structure means that students who will take MSTIE in their third year will have a strong foundation of Science ICT integration on which to base their MSTIE preparation and implementation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:science curriculum digital technologies
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in education
UTAS Author:Masters, J (Dr Jennifer Masters)
ID Code:105539
Year Published:2015 (online first 2013)
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2016-01-07
Last Modified:2018-04-05
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