Reciprocal causation and the effect of environmental determinants upon the technology beliefs and practice of career-change pre-service teachers

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Rowston, Kim, Bower, Matt and Woodcock, Stuart. (2021). Reciprocal causation and the effect of environmental determinants upon the technology beliefs and practice of career-change pre-service teachers. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. 30(2), pp. 323-344. https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2021.1879925
AuthorsRowston, Kim, Bower, Matt and Woodcock, Stuart
Abstract

Studies continue to highlight the value career-change teachers bring to teaching. Yet, little research has investigated the incumbent technology skills and beliefs of this cohort, and how these skills impact their future teaching practice. This article presents the results from a mixed-method explanatory case study investigating this phenomenon. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 19 career-change pre-service teachers enrolled in a graduate-entry initial teacher education (ITE) course. The principles of reciprocal determinism were applied to findings to understand how environmental factors affect technology pedagogy beliefs and practice. Analysis revealed experiences within previous workplaces endowed career-changers with expertise mastering occupation-specific technology. Metacognitive capabilities fostered from omnipresent technological change within prior workplace environments supported technology integration during Professional Experience. Influencing the technology pedagogy beliefs and practice of this cohort were inconsistent mentoring and mastery opportunities during ITE, and IT infrastructure issues during Professional Experience placements that buoyed disenfranchised school cultures.

Keywordstechnology pedagogy; career-change teachers; pre-service teachers; teacher education; reciprocal determinism
Year2021
JournalTechnology, Pedagogy and Education
Journal citation30 (2), pp. 323-344
PublisherRoutledge
ISSN0962-029X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/1475939X.2021.1879925
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85100790259
Page range323-344
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Output statusPublished
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Online08 Feb 2021
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Accepted03 Feb 2020
Deposited09 Jun 2023
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