Introducing an innovative technology integration model: Echoes from EFL pre-service teachers


Baz E. H. , BALÇIKANLI C. , CEPHE P. T.

EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES, vol.23, no.5, pp.2179-2200, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10639-018-9711-9
  • Title of Journal : EDUCATION AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
  • Page Numbers: pp.2179-2200

Abstract

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has been considered an important component to integrate into teacher education programs in the twenty-first century. However, neither faculty members nor the pre-service teachers seem to benefit from ICT efficiently throughout the 4-year teacher education program in Turkey. This study was designed to find out the experiences of Turkish EFL (English as a Foreign Language) pre-service teachers about their practice-based training on ICT integration into language learning and teaching. The junior pre-service teachers were given training about ICT integration based on SAMR model (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, Redefinition) throughout 4 weeks. Data were collected via semi-structured interviews and observations. The findings show that the participants found SAMR model beneficial and held positive attitudes towards using SAMR in their future classes.