Foreign Language Teacher Attitudes towards a Teacher Training Programme.
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Economides, A. & Giouroglou, H. (2002). Foreign Language Teacher Attitudes towards a Teacher Training Programme. In D. Willis et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2002 (pp. 1897-1901). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.
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Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (SITE) 2002
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Dee Anna Willis, Jerry Price & Niki Davis
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In the premises of the educational reform across Europe, many countries have funded teacher training programmes regarding the integration of the Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in all areas of the curriculum, in the primary and secondary education sector. Apart from the infrastructure required, it is essential to focus on the human resources of education and to train teachers in order for them to acquire the skills necessary to integrate ICT into their courses and help their students attain knowledge in a constructivist way. Greece is also fostering educational reform and is running a number of projects towards this direction. One of these projects, EPENDYSH (http://www.ithaca.uom.gr) aims - among other things - in the postgraduate training of 40 secondary education teachers of all disciplines, who will be distributed to schools in order to train their colleagues. They are being trained to use ICT in the teaching of their subjects. The paper firstly states the overall philosophy and main issues regarding teacher training on ICT. We support a constructivist approach to teacher training, and we deduct the necessity of subject specific trainees groups, focusing on the training of a sub-group of trainees, teachers of foreign languages. The aim of this paper is to present the attitudes of this sub-group, based on the results of a questionnaire handed to them after completing their training at the University of Macedonia (http://www.uom.gr). It is therefore desirable to investigate how successful the actual training was viewed by teachers of foreign languages, whose subject matter is not affiliated with informatics and computer science. These results are subjected to further discussion for future improvements on teacher training.
- Secondary Education
- Computer Sciences
- Educational Technology
- Information Communication Technologies
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