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Using iPads as a learning tool in cross-curricular collaborative initial teacher education

Naylor, Amanda; Gibbs, Janet


Amanda Naylor

Janet Gibbs


Mobile technologies are becoming more and more prevalent in learning environments. This means that teacher education must keep pace with the use of mobile technologies. Baran (2014) argues that the ‘greatest added value of mobile learning vis-a-vis PC learning lies in the aspects that extend classroom interaction to other locations via communication networks’. (p. 18) This article outlines a pilot study developed to support collaborative working between the English and science pre-service teachers, in which mobile technologies were used to extend students interactions outside the classroom, using iPads in authentic, fieldwork situations.


Naylor, A., & Gibbs, J. (2015). Using iPads as a learning tool in cross-curricular collaborative initial teacher education. Journal of education for teaching : JET, 41(4), 442-446.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 22, 2015
Online Publication Date Aug 27, 2015
Publication Date Aug 8, 2015
Deposit Date Dec 11, 2015
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Journal Journal of education for teaching
Print ISSN 0260-7476
Electronic ISSN 1360-0540
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 41
Issue 4
Pages 442-446
Keywords Mobile technology; Pre-service teacher education; Collaboration; Situated learning; Cross-curricular
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Additional Information This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of education for teaching on 27/08/2015., available online: <a style="text-decoration: underline;" href="" target="_blank"></a>


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