Faculty Publications

Title

Constructing teacher identity through technology field practice

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Pedagogical use of information technology, Preservice teachers, Teacher identity, Teacher preparation programme, Technology field experiences

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning

Volume

22

Issue

3-4

First Page

216

Last Page

225

Abstract

Drawing from a study on preservice teachers' learning to teach with information technology throughout three semesters of their teacher education preparation programme, this paper presents the process of constructing teacher identity from one preservice teacher's perspective. Interview and observation data were collected and analysed at each semester and across semesters. It is found that the preservice teacher negotiated and constructed her identity in the personal, social and cultural contexts. She transformed teacher identity from a teacher education student, an emerging teacher and further to a technology advocate to inspire her college peers and cooperating teachers to pedagogically use information technology to enhance what/how their pupils learn. Copyright © 2012 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2012

DOI of published version

10.1504/IJCEELL.2012.050066

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