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

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A different approach fot training student teachers using Communication and Information Technology (ICT)
Alida Abad, Maria Rassetto

Last modified: 07-06-2016

Abstract


The aim of this  research is to contribute to find new ways of teaching using  the opportunities that Communication and information technology(ICT) give  today. This contribution proposes a teaching strategy  that allows  students to think in a creative way and integrate technology in elementary school. This strategy consist in making the teacher student think themselves as  inventors, detecting a need in society,  designing  and developing an invention that has not been yet patented. Creating  marketing strategies for selling the product and presenting all this work in class for peers and teachers to evaluate.  It was applied to student teachers during the period 2012- 2015  in a three month  Seminary about the use of Technology at School.  Surveys show that they are highly motivated with the methodology used at the Seminary and satisfied with the process.   Most of them think that it is very useful when planning classroom work for children in elementary school.   Presentations done for the seminary showed that the teacher students develop significant learning and   many skills using information and communication technology (ICT) for learning purposes.

Keywords: Technology, significant learning, teachers´ training


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