The Competences of Biology Teachers regarding the Application of Information and Communication Technologies in the Educational Process

Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 6-7, 2016

Original scientific paper

Vesna Kostović-Vranješ ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split, Split, Croatia 
Mila Bulić
Daniela Novoselić

pages 24-43

Abstracts:

The professional training of teachers should be in the very center of the educational policy of each country, since teachers’ competence is one of the major factors that affect the level of students’ educational achievements. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to have qualified teachers to enable the design of various teaching scenarios and the implementation of modern technologies that would enable students to acquire knowledge and develop competences required for a healthy and sustainable life in the 21st century. In order to determine how and to what extent biology teachers are trained for the application of ICT technologies in the teaching process, and especially E-learning within the Moodle system, pilot research was carried out on a sample of 65 Biology teachers of Split-Dalmatia County. The results obtained display the situation in teaching Biology and will be used as a stimulus for critical consideration and the transformation of the education of future teachers, as well as for the further professional development of practicing teachers of Biology.

Keywords:

E-learning; initial teacher education; Moodle; Biology teaching; professional teacher training

URI:

http://zbornik.ffst.unist.hr/?p=1104&lang=en