Singaporean and Taiwanese Pre-service Teachers’Beliefs and their Attitude Towards ICT Use: A Comparative Study

Show simple item record Chai, CS en Hong, HY en Teo, Timothy en 2012-01-08T23:53:39Z en 2009 en
dc.identifier.citation Asia-Pacific Education Researcher 18(1):117-128 2009 en
dc.identifier.issn 0119-5646 en
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dc.description.abstract Teachers' epistemological and pedagogical beliefs and their attitude towards ICT use are identified as the second-order barrier for the integration of ICT in the classrooms. In this paper, we report the findings obtained from a recent survey and conducted among Singaporean and Taiwanese pre-service teachers (N=108). The results indicate that pre-service teachers' epistemological beliefs were generally relativistic. They were inclined to believe in the constructivist notion of teaching. The results also suggested that pre-service teachers from Singapore and Taiwan hold beliefs that are congruent to the educational reform effort from their respective countries. However, the pre-service teachers' attitude towards ICT use does not seem to be associated with their epistemological and pedagogical beliefs. The findings suggest that further efforts are required to foster more productive use of ICT to support constructivist teaching. en
dc.publisher De La Salle University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Asia-Pacific Education Researcher en
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dc.title Singaporean and Taiwanese Pre-service Teachers’Beliefs and their Attitude Towards ICT Use: A Comparative Study en
dc.type Journal Article en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 117 en
pubs.volume 18 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: De La Salle University en en
pubs.end-page 128 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 268012 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2012-01-09 en

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