Teachers training and technology integration in the classroom: future teachers still no “social”?1

Corrado Petrucco, Valentina Grion

Abstract


The purpose of this exploratory study is to collect data about teachers’
practices and beliefs related to digital technologies, in order to develop a
teachers training program that is more effective in improving technology
integration in classroom. A survey has been administrated to 805 prospective
or novice secondary teachers attending TFA and PAS courses in Italy.
The main result of the quantitative data analysis reveals how teachers still
have little consideration for the potential of interactive and collaborative
technology. The implications for teacher education and suggestions for
teacher belief change and technology integration are discussed.


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