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Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2019

A chapter features in 2019 edition of the Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education coauthored by Dr Alison Egan, Marino Institute of Education, Dr Keith Johnston, School of Education, Elizabeth Oldham and Ann Fitzgibbon, Trinity College Dublin on Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences.

The section begins with chapter 15, "Pre-service Teachers’ Technological Self-Efficacy - an Irish Perspective." Egan and colleagues report on an exploration of preservice teachers confidence with using technology on school placements. In a sequential explanatory mixed methods study, two cohorts were surveyed over a three-year period during their college preparation course. Results reveal a transfer gap between personal knowledge and confidence using technology in professional contexts, and suggest that mentoring to develop technological self-efficacy may lead to greater levels of technology integration in the classroom.

Further details of the book can be found on LearnTechLib website.