Effects of pre-service information technologies (IT) teachers thinking styles on their use of information and communication technology (ICT)
Educational Research and Reviews
Thinking styles are considered as approaches and tendencies of individuals toward various problems, incidents, phenomenon and variables which they face through their thinking processes. Preservice teachers are expected to be capable of using information and communication technologies (ICT) in intra-and extra-curricular activities and be a role model to their students. In this regard, it is important to investigate the relationship between thinking styles of preservice teachers from the
... s from the Department of Computer Education and Instructional Technology (CEIT) department who are expected to utilize from the ICT and their attitudes toward ICT. The present study aims to investigate thinking styles of preservice teachers from the CEIT department and their attitudes toward the ICT and the relationship between these two variables. According to the present study's results, preservice teachers at most prefer innovative and visionary "Innovative thinking style" which deals with indetermined indefinite works; at least prefer "Traditionalist thinking style" which is subject to certain codes and more realists. Whereas gender and grade level variables have no any effect on thinking style preferences; academic success level has statistically significant difference. It was observed that attitudes of participants regarding utilization from the ICT in education was rather high; gender and grade variables have no effect on their attitude toward the ICT; there is positive and proportional relationship between academic success levels and their attitude toward the ICT. Moreover, as perception levels of preservice teachers regarding innovative thinking style increases, their attitude toward the ICT enhances. On the contrary, their perception levels regarding traditionalist thinking style increases, their attitude toward the ICT is affected adversely.