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Teacher training and ICT integrated pedagogies: Perspectives from the Pacific Island Countries

Raturi, Shikha (2017) Teacher training and ICT integrated pedagogies: Perspectives from the Pacific Island Countries. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 14 (4). pp. 117-128. ISSN 1550-6908

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The ICT integrated pedagogies is now being considered an important component for teachers in the Pacific Island Countries. Thus a “One lecture and workshop on Information Communication Technology (ICT) integrated pedagogies” strategy, which originally started as an ad-hoc service in 2013 and has now become an integral part of a curriculum studies course at undergraduate level at the School of Education in the university of the South Pacific (USP). Considering the reach of USP in the South Pacific region, this strategy should have a multiplier effect when these student teachers complete their programme and return to their home-countries. Therefore, it was deemed necessary to get the views from the student teachers undergoing this training. Focus group studies conducted with the cohort provided strengths and weaknesses of this strategy as well as reasons revealed by students to embrace ICT integrated pedagogies. In light of these findings, the paper presents implications and a way forward for teacher education providers in the region.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 02:57
Last Modified: 12 May 2017 02:58

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