FUTURE TEACHERS’ OPINIONS ON THE DIGITAL COMPETENCIES OBTAINED DURING THEIR STUDIES

TitleFUTURE TEACHERS’ OPINIONS ON THE DIGITAL COMPETENCIES OBTAINED DURING THEIR STUDIES
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsMateja Ploj Virtič, Pšunder, M
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume24
Start Page95-105
Date PublishedOctober/2010
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 922892
Keywordsdifferent fields of study, future teachers, use of ICT
Abstract

Different information and communication technologies have become part of the necessary competencies, as teachers are educators of the web generation, which is characterised by its members using the computer in each aspect of their lives. The use of the computer is specific for each individual field of teaching and as such cannot be directly compared. This article presents the results of a survey into how the field of study influences the use of ICT and the computer in future teachers. The participants in this study were 252 forth-year students from three faculties from University of Maribor, which educate future teachers: Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education. Our research has shown that students of natural, technical and computer science provided the most positive feedback about the availability of computers at the faculty, their performance, software, internet access at the faculty and internet access in their town of study. Future teachers expressed a more positive opinion on statements relating to the necessity of using the computer in class than on statements relating to their competencies for using the computer in class.

URLhttp://journals.indexcopernicus.com/abstract.php?icid=922892
Refereed DesignationRefereed
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