Can ICT help student teachers overcome teaching challenges encountered during their internship? The case of 800 student teachers in Montreal, Canada
Practical training is an important aspect of university teacher education programs in Quebec, Canada. Student teachers spend 120 days of their four-year university program interning in secondary schools in order to develop their professional skills in their chosen field. This study proposes to deepen our understanding of the potential benefits of information and communication technologies (ICT) for practical teacher training (internship). More specifically, it aims to shed light on how ICT help student teachers overcome teaching challenges encountered during the internship. Results of a pilot study conducted during the internship of 800 student teachers in the province of Quebec, Canada are presented.