Integrating problem-based learning with ICT for developing trainee teachers' content knowledge and teaching skill

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Integrating problem-based learning with ICT for developing trainee teachers' content knowledge and teaching skill
Abstract
Professional teachers can guarantee the progress and the promotion of society because fostering the development of next generation is up to them and depends on their professional knowledge which has two kinds of sources; content knowledge and teaching skill. The aim of the present research was studying the effect of integrating problem-based learning with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) on developing content knowledge and teaching skill of trainee teachers. The research design was a quasi-experimental one, and the participants were elementary education trainee teachers of Shahid Bahonar teacher training center of Hamadan, Iran. Two groups were given tests of theory and practice on teaching mathematical concepts at elementary school, and then a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was conducted to compare the pretest-posttest scores. There was a significant difference, in both multivariate and univariate analyses, in scores. The findings suggest that trainee teachers who integrate problembased learning with ICT in solving a problem may develop more professional content knowledge and teaching skill than those who merely employ ICT.
Publication
International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology
Volume
9
Issue
1
Pages
36-49
Date
2013
Language
en
Library Catalog
Zotero
Citation
Karami, M., Karami, Z., & Attaran, M. (2013). Integrating problem-based learning with ICT for developing trainee teachers’ content knowledge and teaching skill. International Journal of Education and Development Using Information and Communication Technology, 9(1), 36–49. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/260184452_Integrating_problem-based_learning_with_ICT_for_developing_trainee_teachers’_content_knowledge_and_teaching_skill