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Social sciences teaching and information processing. An experience using WebQuests in primary education teacher training

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International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education201310:10020344

  • Received: 15 May 2012
  • Accepted: 15 April 2013
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The main aim of this study is to show the utility of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in primary education teacher training. A series of experiences using these resources was produced and then undertaken by students to facilitate their learning of the curricular components of social sciences teaching. This practical exercise was implemented on the Didactic Methodology subject for social sciences teaching, offered on the Primary Education bachelor’s degree course. The experience shows how the students produced a WebQuest and developed the learning process for both the subject’s curricular content and competencies.


  • ICTs
  • social sciences didactics
  • teacher training
  • primary education