New Perspective Issue on ICT in Initial Teacher Education

How well is Information and Communications Technology (ICT) integrated in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) curricula? Do student teachers receive sufficient training to develop the pedagogical ICT competences needed in the digital age?<

Research findings indicate that an absence of national strategies, lack of dialogue between stakeholders, autonomy of ITE providers, low levels of tutor competences, and poorly-designed ICT training, are some of the major reasons why ICT is not yet effectively integrated into teaching and learning across Europe.

Some of our major Erasmus+ funded projects like TeachUP and ITELab address issues concerning the pedagogical use of ICT in teaching and learning and how student teachers are currently trained in using ICT. A new informative Perspective paper 'Information and Communications Technology in Initial Teacher Education' provides detailed insights from existing research findings and suggestions for policy actions for the successful integration of ICT in ITE curricula.

European Schoolnet’s Perspectives series aim to bring forward educational research findings and other evidence to our key stakeholders: ministries of education, schools, teachers, and industry partners. Our next issue will be published in October. You can find all issues here.