Thesis / Dissertation

Teaching Geoscience Out-of-Field with Digital Technologies: Understanding Agency through Positioning Theory

Emily Elizabeth Rochette, Christine Redman (ed.)

Published : 2019


The professional rights and duties science teachers ought to attend to as skilled members of the profession are evident from roles specified by initial teacher education, registration authorities, subject-specific teachers’ associations, education policy and state- mandated curriculum documents. Of particular interest are the assumptions made by stakeholders within and beyond the community of professional educators about both digital technologies and teachers’ capacity to incorporate them into their practice. Research literature suggests that teachers’ use of digital technologies varies considerably and depends on a number of factors (Ertmer & Ottenbreit-Leftwich, 2013; Inan & Lowther, 2010;..

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