Future teachers’ vision towards technologies in education Conference Paper uri icon


  • At a time when Portugal is struggling with the problem of shortage of teachers in schools and trying to face the ongoing digital transformation through the integration of digital technologies in schools, we seek to know the vision of future teachers on these topics. The study carried out aimed to know the motivations of students for choosing the teaching profession, their view on digital technologies at school, namely in the pedagogical dimension, and what is the contribution of the Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICTE) subject for the promotion of learning, the development of digital skills and critical and reflective thinking. The methodology followed is part of a qualitative approach and the study was carried out with a 1st year class of the Degree in Basic Education of a higher education institution in Portugal, which attended the subject of ICTE in the academic year 2021/22. Data collection was carried out through the students' digital portfolios, with content analysis being performed on them. The results show that: the motivations for the profession are mainly related to the fact that students love children; education tends to be increasingly digital, so it presents many challenges, but also opportunities for pedagogical innovation; the ICTE subject was very interesting, important, and useful for the development of their digital skills necessary for teaching and learning in this new digital context. In conclusion, the digital portfolio promoted the construction of knowledge within the subject, the development of digital skills and a critical perspective on the role of the teacher and digital technologies for high-quality education.
  • This work has been supported by FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UIDB/05777/2020

publication date

  • January 1, 2022