MAGDAIRE: A model to foster pre-service teachers' ability in integrating ICT and teaching in Taiwan

  • Chun-Yen Chang National Taiwan Normal University
  • Yu-Ta Chien National Taiwan Normal University
  • Yueh-Hsia Chang National Taiwan Normal University
  • Chen-Yung Lin National Taiwan Normal University

Abstract

This report describes our efforts in fostering Taiwanese pre-service teachers' ability to integrate information and communication technology (ICT) and teaching. The current state of science teacher education and ICT policies in Taiwan are documented briefly. The course model, MAGDAIRE (abbreviated from Modeled Analysis, Guided Development, Articulated Implementation, and Reflected Evaluation) is then introduced to counterbalance the insufficiency of the current teacher education courses in Taiwan. The model is subsequently employed to enhance a science teacher education course at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU). The study conducted along with the course indicates that MAGDAIRE can significantly improve pre-service teachers' ICT knowledge and skills. Moreover, MAGDAIRE can significantly enhance pre-service teachers' sensitivity to the complex interactions between ICT, pedagogy, and subject matter. Some recommendations for employing the proposed model to enhance teacher education courses are discussed.

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Author Biographies

Chun-Yen Chang, National Taiwan Normal University

Professor and Director, Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Science Education Center, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan, Department of Earth Sciences, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan

Yu-Ta Chien, National Taiwan Normal University
PhD student, Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University
Yueh-Hsia Chang, National Taiwan Normal University
Assistant Research Fellow, Science Education Center,
National Taiwan Normal University
Chen-Yung Lin, National Taiwan Normal University
Professor and Dean
Graduate Institute of Science Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Office of Teacher Education and Careers Service, National Taiwan Normal University
Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan
Published
2012-08-15
How to Cite
Chang, C.-Y., Chien, Y.-T., Chang, Y.-H., & Lin, C.-Y. (2012). MAGDAIRE: A model to foster pre-service teachers’ ability in integrating ICT and teaching in Taiwan. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 28(6). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.806