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IJIET 2017 Vol.7(7): 518-524 ISSN: 2010-3689
doi: 10.18178/ijiet.2017.7.7.922

Identifying the Scale Components of Teacher Trainers' Professional Development in ICT

Noa Choresh and Noga Megen-Nagar

Abstract—The national program of ICT in Israel emphasizes the professional development of teacher trainers in ICT and pedagogical innovation. The purpose of the study is to identify the scale components of teacher trainers' professional development in ICT. The research used quantitative method. 53 teacher trainers of a training program participated in the study. Subjects filled in a self-report questionnaire about their satisfaction from the training course and pedagogy and content knowledge self-efficacy. Exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis found the questionnaire in total valid and reliably explaining the characteristics of the training program and the contribution of five latent factors that are recommended to be components of teacher trainers' professional development in ICT scale: Applicative knowledge, learning process, teaching strategies, time management, and learning environment. The conclusion of the study is that a recommended model for professional development of teacher trainers in ICT will include these five components, while observing the development in a two-dimensional way: one – from simple to the complex, and two – from external to internal. Future research is recommended to continue and develop the professional development scale, and increase its validity through increasing the number of items collected from the literature, from joint discussions between teacher trainers and researchers, and from interviews with teacher trainers.

Index Terms—ICT, professional development, teacher trainers.

N. Choresh is with the Academic College in Wingate, Israel (e-mail: noa_c@wincol.ac.il).
N. Magen-Nagar is with the Gordon College of Education, Israel. She is also with the School of Education in Bar-Ilan University, Israel (e-mail: nogamagen@gmail.com).

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Cite: Noa Choresh and Noga Megen-Nagar, "Identifying the Scale Components of Teacher Trainers' Professional Development in ICT," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 518-524, 2017.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Dr. Steve Thatcher
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • Abstracting/ Indexing: Scopus (CiteScore 2021: 1.3), INSPEC (IET), UGC-CARE List (India), CNKI, EBSCO, Google Scholar
  • E-mail: ijiet@ejournal.net


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