Title

Educating Teachers for the Knowledge Economy

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publisher

AACE

Faculty

Community Services, Education and Social Sciences

School

School of Education

RAS ID

1105

Comments

This article was originally published as: Fetherston, T (2002). Educating teachers for the knowledge economy. Proceedings of 2002 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. (pp. 2488-2492). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. Original article available here

Abstract

Driven by common international trends and the acceptance of such constructs as the knowledge economy, p re service teacher education institutions are forced to conceptualise how to integrate ICT into their curriculum. In this paper the author proposes that Habermas’s three domains of human interest are an excellent beginning in organizing the curriculum to include ICT. Using these domains he proposes possible curriculum content under headings of What should they be able to do, What should they actually do (in the classroom) and What knowledge empowers them.