Article Title

Interactive Whiteboards and the First Year Experience: Integrating IWBs into Pre-service Teacher Education

UNDA Affiliation

yes

Abstract

The focus of this paper is on how pre-service teachers investigate using interactive whiteboards (IWBs) to incorporate eteaching into their lessons. Digital convergence in the classroom makes technology an integral part of teaching rather than an add-on feature (Kent, 2004a, 2004b). To establish a context for the use of IWB in schools, the paper first examines relevant literature on IWBs. It then describes a program designed to link knowledge gained in a first semester Information and Communication Technology (ICT) unit of a first year pre-service teacher undergraduate course with the practical use of IWBs in a mathematics education unit, Working Mathematically, in second semester. During this transfer of knowledge, pre-service teachers also explore the pedagogical implications of using IWBs in the classroom.

Keywords

Peer-reviewed, Interactive whiteboards, pre-service teacher education, mathematics education, first year students

Comments

The Australian Journal of Teacher Education is an Open Access publication and this article may be accessed from the publisher here

The Australian Journal of Teacher Education may be accessed from the National Library of Australia here

The Author:

Dr Chris Campbell