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Project-Based Learning in Teacher Education: Developing Information Literacy Skills and Global Competency among Teacher Candidates PROCEEDINGS

, , , , Kean University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

This paper outlines the difficulties and unique characteristics of developing information literacy skills and global competencies through new media and technologies in Teacher Education. It offers creative strategies for integrating project-based learning modules into undergraduate courses and showcases participants’ group projects. The participants studies the value of college education; conducted surveys and interviews to articulate the realities and conditions in colleges through their research, analysis, and dialog; and presented their research-based group posters reflecting on the current national college productivity issues as well as international perspectives on the value of college education. Through their project-based activity, they gained alternative point of view on the role of college of education in their lives and renewed interest and commitment to their program of studies.

Citation

Yildiz, M.N., Cifelli, L., Dowd, D.M. & Knezek, C. (2012). Project-Based Learning in Teacher Education: Developing Information Literacy Skills and Global Competency among Teacher Candidates. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (pp. 3319-3328). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

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