Presentation Title

From Classroom to Classroom: The Information Needs of Preservice Teachers

Location

Room 2010

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

Preservice teachers, college students who are training to be teachers, have a unique set of information needs: they must continue to do classwork while also thinking about how to represent content to students of their own. This analysis of surveys and interviews administered to students in a teacher education program in a large Midwestern university provides evidence of these divergent needs. In particular, these students make a distinction between content knowledge a pedagogical knowledge that heavily influences their information seeking strategies and credibility judgments.

Keywords

Preservice teachers, Teacher education programs, Information seeking strategies, Source evaluation

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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From Classroom to Classroom: The Information Needs of Preservice Teachers

Room 2010

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