This iBook was created as part of the ERASMUS+ project proPIC (www.propiceuropa.com) by the partners from Newcastle University (UK). It represents the second iBook of a series called „proPIC Interactive Tutorials“, comprising eight iBooks in total. This second iBook contains information, as well as hands-on activities and best-practice examples on approaches to teaching and learning with technologies in language teacher education.
With technology so common, the temptation is to accept that it is useful for everything, including education, without thinking too much about how or why it might be effective. As prospective teachers, we need to consider how the technology can be useful for teaching and for learning. The way that teachers teach and the way that students learn can be supported by using technology. Technology can make learning more fun and more engaging if its use is planned carefully and not just as an add-on or as a gimmick. In this module we ask you to explore some of the theory that underpins the use of technology in education and to develop your opinions about it. Let’s start with something controversial to see what you think…
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