ICT in Teacher Education at the University of Lisbon

Gerd Hammer

Abstract


New digital technologies in a global society are a new challenge for teachers and the teaching-process. To educate media-competent students, teachers have to possess at least basic competencies in ICT. In 2002 the department for teacher education at Lisbon University decided to introduce a new course for the training of future teachers – ICT.
This article describes, in three steps, ICT at Lisbon University: beginning with the plan to create a new generation of teachers in a student-focused learning environment; then, curriculum development; and, finally, the first years of the lessons. The article will focus on the goal of raising awareness of the use of computers in school, and the new role of the teacher as a student.

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