Technology Integration: Implication for Teachers’ Professional Development

Abstract

The technology of today shortly becomes the technology of yesterday in education. The demand for Technology Integration is increasing as schools in the Philippines and abroad were required to keep up with the 21st century learners. It is quite a challenge to point out a starting ground without having to understand what it is and what is not. Studying related literature and reports have made it possible for the researcher to identify models which can effectively bring up success in the process of integration. Teachers must keep abreast with the changing nature of technology and provide learning opportunities effectively. This is because the integration process does not just fall on the specification of technology and application to be used, but more on understanding how to adapt it in the pedagogy of each subject area, how to equip teachers through continuous training programs, and most especially, moving towards professional development to empower the teachers. In order to understand Technology Integration, it would be helpful to look into how scholars define the term, explore how teachers can prepare, and how it is implemented as an educational experience. It is best when the focus lies on learning with technology rather than learning about technology, technology integration becomes more achievable because it is beyond what the tangible products may serve. The focus is how to use and when to use it more appropriately, having the pedagogy in mind.



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Lian Krizzia Rosales, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Paper Information
Conference: SEACE2021
Stream: Professional Training

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