Teacher Education and Technology
Research Chair in Teacher Education and Technology
Technology has changed the teaching and learning environment. Teachers use interactive white boards, tablets and other devices to present information in ways that prompt discussion and collaboration. Students use the internet and social media to learn, collaborate and socialize differently. The learning environment has also evolved, moving from bricks and mortar classrooms to virtual labs and online gaming.
How do new technologies support learning? How does pedagogy need to change to better utilize these technologies? How do learning learning environments need to adapt in order to harness the full potential of these educational technologies?
These are questions that researchers at SFU's Faculty of Education are exploring. An endowed Research Chair in Teacher Education and Technology would build on these current research activities to guide investigators into the activities conducted at the Centre for Educational Technology.