Home Economic Teachers’ ICT Use in Finland Seen From a Lens of Reciprocal Determinism

Karin Sundqvist*, Gunilla Eklund

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Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArtikkeliTieteellinenvertaisarvioitu

13 Lataukset (Pure)


This study aims to investigate Finnish home economic (HE) teachers’ use of information and
communications technology (ICT) and uses triadic reciprocal causation as a means to enhance
understanding of it. The study also aims to provide new insight into how HE teachers should be
supported in their use of ICT to enhance student learning. Data were collected through semistructured interviews with 12 HE teachers in 2019 and further examined through an abductive
approach to content analysis. The findings show that HE teachers used ICT in a variety of ways,
although they had trouble expressing their goals for its use. The findings further show that HE
teachers’ use of ICT not only depends on their goals, but also on several influences identified at
both environmental and personal level in Bandura’s model of triadic reciprocal determinism. Based
on these findings, HE teachers need to be given support in settings goals for their ICT use. These
goals are important because, in combination with performance feedback, they enable teachers to
specify the conditions for successful ICT use. Furthermore, the study shows the need for HE teachers
to develop digital skills and to have sufficient ICT infrastructure, on-hand pedagogical and technical
support, shared practices, collegial support and follow-up teacher training that focuses on their
individual requirements. Based on the results, we found Bandura’s model to be useful for enhancing
our understanding of the influences related to HE teachers’ ICT use and their goals for its use.
JulkaisuInternational Journal of Home Economics
TilaJulkaistu - 11 maalisk. 2022
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu


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