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Innovative Approaches Used to Prepare Pre-service Teachers to Activate Learning with Digital Technologies

Authors
  • Nykvist, Shaun
  • Mukherjee, Michelle
  • Blundell, Chris
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2022
Source
Queensland University of Technology ePrints Archive
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Abstract

This chapter explores the innovative approaches employed within core subjects of two initial teacher education degrees, where the emphasis has been on the connection of pedagogy, digital technologies, collaborative learning, team teaching and learning spaces to activate pre-service teacher learning. Whilst the specific focus of the subjects is to prepare pre-service teachers to be educators who embrace digital technologies as a tool to support learners and enhance learning, it is the informal reflexivity espoused within new team teaching approaches that cater to novel ways of engaging with the challenges associated with digital pedagogies. The chapter will draw upon several years of research, and the experiences of teacher educators in the field of digital pedagogies, whilst highlighting how an approach that embodies creative inquiry has enabled pre-service teachers to connect with their prior learning experiences to form new understandings of the role of digital technology in their future classrooms. It is the agentic actions of the authors that drive the innovative approaches in learning design and pedagogical practices associated with these subjects.

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