International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Technology Meets Pedagogy Acquiring a Vision of Why Using Technology Makes a Difference
Dr. Howard Slepkov

21st Century classrooms require 21st century prepared teachers. Much research would suggest that, to date, new teachers are not adopting 21stcentury skills when they begin teaching and change in the integration of technology is too slow in coming. Many different models have been proposed to ensure new teachers are ready to integrate technological skills into teaching practice. However every indication is that this is not ensuring any kind of change. This article reviews many of the reasons for this and advances a new variable - an understanding of how the use of technology meets pedagogy for learning and how to integrate this learning into preservice programs alongside the usual foundations and methods courses. While helping candidates understand current teaching, cognition and learning theories, we must help them also understand how productivity and Web 2.0 tools match the ways in which digital natives must be taught and assessed.

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