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Student teacher attitudes towards ICT: an international comparative study

Project dates: 2010-2011
Director: John Williams
Project members: Jeremy Pagram, Martin Cooper and Penporn Pagram


Previous research has indicated that practicing teachers are often reticent to make use of technology within their classrooms and that many student teachers are also reticent to integrate the use of technology into their study

The proposed research builds upon this earlier research in order to determine if there is a connection between practicing teachers’ reticence to use technology and the nature of the students attracted to study education. It will do this though an international comparative study examining Australian, NZ, Chinese, Thailand and German education students’ preferences for, and attitudes toward, using ICT in their studies. The integrated findings will provide an international ‘snapshot’ of education students around the world and inform practice both in NZ and international universities.