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Closing the gap: Pre-service teachers' perceptions of an ICT based, student centred learning curriculum

Lee, C.B., Teo, T.ORCID: 0000-0002-7552-8497, Chai, C.S., Choy, D., Tan, A. and Seah, J. (2007) Closing the gap: Pre-service teachers' perceptions of an ICT based, student centred learning curriculum. In: 24th Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) 2007 - "ICT: Providing Choices for Learners and Learning", 2 - 5 December 2007, Singapore



As technology continues to influence many aspects of our social and work lives, it is important that school experiences equip students the skills and knowledge that will enable them to develop into effective independent, creative, and lifelong learners to cope with the influx of changes. Given that teachers play a key role in the effective use of technology in education, there is a need to ensure that teacher education programs prepare teachers for the effective integration of ICT in the classrooms. We believe that there is a need to adopt a student-centered learning framework to design our ICT based Student-Centred Learning (SCL) curriculum for all pre-service teachers. In this paper, we presents parts of the findings from a curriculum review which evaluated 483 pre-service teachers' overall satisfaction level towards an ICT based SCL course. We also provide some recommendations to the ICT curriculum based on the results found. © 2007 Chwee Beng Lee, Timothy Teo, Ching Sing Chai, Doris Choy, Ashley Tan and Jimmy Seah.

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