Introducing an innovative technology integration model: Echoes from EFL pre-service teachers


Baz E. , Balcikanli C., Cephe P. T.

EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, cilt.23, ss.2179-2200, 2018 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 23 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10639-018-9711-9
  • Dergi Adı: EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2179-2200

Özet

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has been considered an important component to integrate into teacher education programs in the twenty-first century. However, neither faculty members nor the pre-service teachers seem to benefit from ICT efficiently throughout the 4-year teacher education program in Turkey. This study was designed to find out the experiences of Turkish EFL (English as a Foreign Language) pre-service teachers about their practice-based training on ICT integration into language learning and teaching. The junior pre-service teachers were given training about ICT integration based on SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) throughout 4 weeks. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews and observations. The findings show that the participants found SAMR model beneficial and held positive attitudes towards using SAMR in their future classes.