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Making the connection : matching pedagogy to TESL student teachers' computer-training needs

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Making the connection : matching pedagogy to TESL student teachers' computer-training needs

King, Laura (2002) Making the connection : matching pedagogy to TESL student teachers' computer-training needs. Masters thesis, Concordia University.

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Computer-related technology has become an integral part of modern-day society and education. Student teachers must acquire the training necessary to use computers as an instructional tool in their future Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) classrooms. The objectives of this research were (1) to identify and describe student teachers' computer-training needs (attitude, skills, knowledge, and opportunities for role-modeling) in order to facilitate the use of computer technology in their teaching, and (2) to assess the impact of a "Computers in Language-Learning" course, which utilized a need-based methodology, in meeting the computer-training needs of student teachers. Recommendations for student-teacher computer-training include offering more frequent and higher-quality modeling among faculty and supervising teachers, adopting a technology-infusion model, continuing to revise and apply the needs-based methodology to the Computers in Language-Learning course, assessing learners' needs, and integrating the Quebec Ministry of Education (MEQ) guidelines. Further research is required in order to address the limitations of the current research (e.g. a lack of statistical testing in Study 1, small sample sizes, no comparison groups) and to validate the findings

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Education
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:King, Laura
Pagination:x, 156 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Program:Education
Date:2002
Thesis Supervisor(s):White, Joanna
ID Code:2086
Deposited By:Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 13:25
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 10:24
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