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Mac Mahon, B.; Ó Grádaigh, S.; Ní Ghuidhir, S.
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning
iTE: Student Teachers using iPad on a Second Level Initial Teacher Education Programme
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iPad; mobile technology; teacher education; technological, pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK)
Research on the use of iPad in initial teacher education is limited. This paper outlines a study to examine how the professional learning and pedagogical knowledge development of student teachers could be supported following 1:1 iPad deployment on a second level initial teacher education programme in Ireland. Findings show that iPad can be utilised both as an effective pedagogical tool and as a medium for the creation of new learning spaces where student teachers’ professional and pedagogical knowledge development is supported through feedback, peer-learning, resource sharing and critical reflection. Creating resources with and for iPad as part of a collaborative design process can also support student teachers in developing and integrating technological, pedagogical and content knowledge (TPACK) within their approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. Implications for initial teacher education providers and the integration of technology within schools are outlined.
DOI: 10.4018/IJMBL.2016040102
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