Development of prospective preschool and primary school teachers in the area of ICT use in education

Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska


The study was intended to examine the evaluation of the development of students' and future teachers' preparation in the area of digital preschool and primary school education, supported by information and communication technology (ICT). In this article, the author studies the concept and the curriculum of the "Information technology in the education of children of preschool and primary education" course implemented in the pedagogy program bachelor specialization referred to as "Preschool and primary school education," with active e-learning support, particularly in the form of distance courses, applications, Internet sources, websites, and digital resources. The author analyzes details of the curriculum of the course, the concept of each task, criteria of their assessment, the learning outcomes, and examples of projects. A review is provided of a course based on some evaluative materials. Moreover, the author discusses selected results of surveys of students' opinions about specific tasks, particularly the evaluation criteria of didactic applications and educational websites, self-reflections on course achievements, and fulfilment of their expectations.

Keywords: preschool and primary school education, prospective teachers, information and communication technology (ICT), multimedia, e-learning, assessment


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Eugenia Smyrnova-Trybulska

The author is a Professor at the University of Silesia (Poland), Head of the Department of Humanistic Education and Auxiliary Sciences of Pedagogy (2012-2019), Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Education in Cieszyn, University of Silesia in Katowice. Coordinator of the Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Distance Learning Conference ( She is the author of more than 240 scholarly papers and monographs in the area of E-learning methodology, ICT in Education, Multimedia, Teacher training in the area of ICT, and e-learning. She is a researcher and coordinator for numerous international scientific and educational projects, e.g. IRNet (, member of numerous scientific international conference programme committees, editor-in chief of the International Journal of Research in E-learning, member of Editorial Boards of ITSE, and Guest Editor of IJCEELL.

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Smyrnova-Trybulska, E. (2021). Development of prospective preschool and primary school teachers in the area of ICT use in education. e-mentor, 3(90), 32-42.