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

  • Pedro Miralles Martínez1Email author,
  • Cosme Jesús Gómez Carrasco1 and
  • Laura Arias Ferrer1
International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education201310:10020344

Received: 15 May 2012

Accepted: 15 April 2013

Published: 15 July 2013


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.


ICTssocial sciences didacticsteacher trainingprimary education