The motivational use of ICT in Environmental Education teachers' training

Joaquín Paredes Rogério Dias de Arruda About the authors

This article examines narratives concerning the role of motivation that the use of ICT brings to the training of environmental managers. Cases were built from collected data of interviews and questionnaires. The interpretation of data used content analysis methods and a concept mapping tool. It became clear that ICT is used in general, in a non-specific, and poorly organized way by teachers and students. Teachers present forms of integration and different uses such as exhibition, repository banks, collaborative work, all having greater possible expository uses. However, the results suggest that there is no consensus among participants on the motivation that the use of ICT gives to teacher training in environmental education, and that is due to the narratives that are generated.

Motivation; ICT; Information and communication technologies; Teacher training; Environmental education

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