International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

How much do the Students learn during Training to be Teachers in Schools? Experiences with ICT in Childhood Education
Rosalía Romero Tena

The learning and experience during the internship, is a topic of interest to improve the quality of the curriculum of initial teacher training. This paper provides an overview of what is done in children classrooms with ICT. A questionnaire was administered to students -N=230- of the specialty of Early Childhood Education of the University of Seville during 2011/12. The closed questions were analyzed to obtain the basic statistics and the open-ended questions were analyzed through a category system. This has allowed us to draw conclusions from the comments of participants. The findings show the lack of knowledge and experience gained by the students from ICT use and application in this practicum period, and also shows how little they know about strategies to ICT insertion in the children´s classrooms. It is to be highlighted the great interest shown by students in acquiring knowledge of ICT, but there were very few schools within the practicum which worked with ICT.

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