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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Teachers--Attitudes; Educational technology; Educational innovations; Teaching--Aids and devices;

Abstract

The belief systems of teachers are strongly correlated to their planning, instructional decisions, and classroom practices concerning technology integration. This literature review examines common teacher beliefs, teacher goals and knowledge, and teacher support and barriers regarding technology integration into 21st century classrooms. The characteristics of teacher beliefs analyzed in this review include existential presumption, alternative situations, affective and evaluative loading, and episodic structure. This paper reviews peer-reviewed journal articles, published since 1992, that discuss the role of teacher belief systems in technology integration. Research indicates teachers face barriers and need additional knowledge and skills that build on, and intersect with, their beliefs, technological content knowledge, technology integration content knowledge, and relevant knowledge of information and communication technology to produce effective 21st century learning environments.

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Leigh E. Zeitz

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Date Original

2012

Object Description

1 PDF file (42 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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