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The technological knowledge of early childhood pre-service educators

Campbell, Coral 2010, The technological knowledge of early childhood pre-service educators, in TERC 2010 : Proceedings of the 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research : Knowledge in Technology Education, [The International Technology Education Association ], [Surfers Paradise, Qld], pp. 83-91.

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Title The technological knowledge of early childhood pre-service educators
Author(s) Campbell, Coral
Conference name Technology Education Research Conference (6th : 2010 : Surfers Paradise, Qld.)
Conference location Surfers Paradise, Qld.
Conference dates 8-11 Dec. 2010
Title of proceedings TERC 2010 : Proceedings of the 6th Biennial International Conference on Technology Education Research : Knowledge in Technology Education
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2010
Conference series Technology Education Research Conference
Start page 83
End page 91
Total pages 9
Publisher [The International Technology Education Association ]
Place of publication [Surfers Paradise, Qld]
Summary With the current introduction of new national and state Early Years Frameworks and the increased interest and activity in educating early childhood educators, it was timely to investigate what knowledge, if any, early childhood educators had when it came to design technology. Although not prescriptive around technological understanding, the new Framework highlights children's learning related to "creativity", "exploration", "collaboration", and "problem-solving", in the context of connecting with people and technologies. This small pilot project asked 20 pre-service educators a number of questions designed to elicit both their understanding and their practices relating to technology. Responses were recorded and from those given, it was apparent that the Early childhood educators not only included technological activities in their daily practices with children, but generally had a basic understanding of technology, differentiated from other forms of learning activities.
Language eng
Field of Research 130102 Early Childhood Education (excl Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2010, Technology Education Research Conference (TERC)
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30031986

Document type: Conference Paper
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