Evolution of Teachers' Technology Integration Knowledge, Beliefs, and Practices: How Can We Support Beginning Teachers Use of Technology?

Ottenbreit-Leftwich A., Liao J. Y., Sadik O., Ertmer P.

JOURNAL OF RESEARCH ON TECHNOLOGY IN EDUCATION, vol.50, no.4, pp.283-305, 2018 (SSCI) identifier identifier


In this study, we examined a group of four teachers who completed extra educational technology coursework and field experiences during their teacher education programs to determine how their technology integration knowledge, self-efficacy beliefs, intentions, and practices evolved over time. We conducted interviews and evaluated data sources at three intervals: (1) after teacher education coursework was completed, (2) after student teaching was completed, and (3) after two initial years of teaching. Results showed that school resources and environment had a strong impact on beginning teachers' practices, regardless of strong internal enabling factors.