Teachers of the Future in Digital Learning Environments

Valli Raine, Piispanen Maarika, Meriläinen Merja

Abstract


The iPad-education, or tablet education generally, is perhaps the most talked-about phenomenon in education at the moment. However, there are still only a few concrete researches on how the iPad is used in pre-service teacher training generally to re-new learning processes and environments in primary school environments.  This article focuses on pre-service teachers´ manners of approach to use iPads in the beginning of Primary School Teacher studies in January 2015 in Adult Teacher Education in Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius. The first inquiry of the research project was carried out in January 2014 when the students had just received their personal iPads for their use. This article presents the results from the inquiry that was carried out in December 2015. The study results will indicate the starting level of students as both producers and consumers of information, from the point of view of iPad users. The project contains a three-stage research process, which monitors how the use of tablet computers in the contextual-pedagogical learning environments supports teaching and learning in the context of producing and consuming of technology. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v6i2.9351

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