Technology entanglements of pre-service teachers: A socio-material analysis of coherence in technology and teacher education

Joanna Weidler-Lewis, Michelle Wooten, Scott McDonald

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Teacher education is increasingly of interest to the Learning Sciences. Also of interest to LS are the use, integration, and roles of technology in learning. We present initial findings of an empirical study examining the intersection of technology and teacher education. We view learning as a socio-material process of identity development in which the material and the social are entangled to mutually constitute the becoming of persons. We employ the concept of 'coherence' to analyze the ways in which pre-service teachers are positioned by, interact with, and experience technology both in their field placement sites and in their teacher education program by analyzing interview data of different constituencies related to teacher education. Our findings show that definitions of technology shape how constituencies see the role of technology in learning and where they believe technological expertise resides. Such views are consequential for the social and material organization of teacher learning.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences
Subtitle of host publicationThe Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Conference Proceedings
EditorsMelissa Gresalfi, Ilana Seidel Horn
PublisherInternational Society of the Learning Sciences (ISLS)
Pages2257-2260
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781732467286
StatePublished - 2020
Event14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020 - Nashville, United States
Duration: Jun 19 2020Jun 23 2020

Publication series

NameComputer-Supported Collaborative Learning Conference, CSCL
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1573-4552

Conference

Conference14th International Conference of the Learning Sciences: The Interdisciplinarity of the Learning Sciences, ICLS 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNashville
Period6/19/206/23/20

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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