Understanding Teachers’ Perceptions of Digital Natives: How Do Teachers Perceive Digital Natives in Their Classrooms?
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Master of Education (MEd)
This study seeks to understand how teachers perceive digital natives in their classrooms and how their teaching may be influenced by digital natives. Interviews revealed that teachers view digital natives as different than themselves and also viewed digital natives as being more comfortable with technology. Most of the interviews demonstrated that many teachers held negative perceptions of digital natives as both learners and students, and have modified their teaching to help address that. Recommendations include increased professional development on balancing technology and classroom conduct.
Columbia, Laura, "Understanding Teachers’ Perceptions of Digital Natives: How Do Teachers Perceive Digital Natives in Their Classrooms?" (2018). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 1.