Teachers’ Perspectives on the Integration of Technology-Mediated Plurilingual Activities in the Language Classroom.
Title of the Thesis: Teachers’ Perspectives on the Integration of Technology-Mediated Plurilingual Activities in the Language Classroom
Author: Nadja Lederer
Supervisor: Prof.Dr.Euline Cutrim Schmid
University: University of Education Schwaebisch Gmuend
Summary: Ms. Lederer’s work focused on the analysis of quantitative and qualitative research data collected in the first phase of the TEMPLATE project. In this phase, research data were collected via an online survey and focus group interviews with small groups of in-service teachers. Her analysis showed, for instance, that even though the survey has shown that most teachers are already using technology in their practice, focus group interview data indicate that only a small percentage of the teachers are currently exploiting new technological tools at the “Redefinition level” described in the SAMR model (Puentedura, 2013). The data discussed in her thesis also indicate that, while the teachers recognize the added value of technology use, they do seem to show the same level of conviction regarding the implementation of plurilingual approaches in the language classroom.