Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, First International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Training kindergarten and primary education student teachers to plan learning units combining TPACK, LAT and multimodality
Laura Messina, Sara Tabone

Last modified: 10-06-2015


This contribution presents an educational proposal, which will be the prelude to a research project aimed at the operative integration of technologies in the education and training of future kindergarten and primary school teachers. The contribution proposes, in particular, an instrument for planning learning units that has been developed according to specific theoretical models – TPACK-Technological Pedagogical And Content Knowledge (Mishra & Koehler, 2006), LAT-Learning Activity Types (Harris & Hofer, 2009), multimodality (Cope & Kalantzis, 2000) – and can be used in a learning path for the above-mentioned future teachers both as part of courses on educational technology as well as those for specific disciplines. This contribution illustrates and justifies the structure of such an instrument, the use of which could help enable future teachers to develop an integrated planning procedure that should be dynamic and open to refinements and improvements as they meet with different knowledge domains during their training.


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