Preservice teachers' perceptions of an ICT-rich learning environment: Development of an instrument

Adam Handelzalts*, Ellen Van Den Berg, Geesje Van Slochteren, Suzanne Verdonschot

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    Abstract

    This article reports the development of an instrument to measure preservice teachers' perceptions of the Study Landscape (SLS), which is an ICT-infused learning environment that encourages preservice teachers to direct their own learning to build a two-way relationship between theory and teaching practice. This study comprised a qualitative and quantitative part. Six factors derived from interviews with users formed the basis of the instrument: (1) Support of Learners' Initiatives; (2) Support of Information Searches; (3) Support of Interaction; (4) Relationship with Fellow Students; (5) Relationship with Teacher Educators; and (6) Relationship with SLS Staff. Once developed, the questionnaire was responded to by 186 students. Analysis of the data supported five out of six factors.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)131-144
    Number of pages14
    JournalLearning Environments Research
    Volume10
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2007

    Keywords

    • Constructivist learning environment
    • Instrument construction
    • Questionnaire
    • Student perceptions
    • Teacher education

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