How do you get pre-service teachers to become ‘good at ICT’ in their subject teaching? The views of expert practitioners

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The paper reports on a particular strand of the outcomes of the English contribution to an Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development comparative study, ICT in Initial Teacher Training, which aimed to develop insights into how courses of initial teacher training prepare student teachers to use information and communications technology (ICT) effectively in their teaching. The paper extracts from the broader dataset the views of practitioners who were identified as being particularly ‘expert’ in their use of ICT, on what strategies and interventions are most helpful in developing teachers who are able to use ICT to enhance learning in their subject teaching, and also what it means ‘to be good at ICT’ as a subject teacher. Although some findings confirm research elsewhere on the importance of Technological and Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) frameworks, other aspects of the study question some of the assumptions which have been made about teacher induction in this field in England, which may have implications for the training of pre-service teachers in other countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)455-469
Number of pages15
JournalTechnology, Pedagogy and Education
Issue number4
Early online date31 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • technology integration
  • pedagogy
  • teacher education
  • ICT
  • teacher

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