INFROMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCY NEEDS OF STUDENT TEACHERS IN FACULTY OF EDUCATION, SUAN SUNANDHA RAJABHAT UNIVERSITY, THAILAND
In the 21st century, Information Communication Technology (ICT) affects the human’s required skills to live, learn, and work which should be developed by schooling process. The classroom teacher must be responsible for establishing the classroom environment and preparing the learning opportunities that facilitate students’ use of technology for learning. Therefore, all classroom teachers are prepared to provide their students with these opportunities. The professional development programs of the in-service teacher and the prospective teacher should provide technology-rich experience throughout all aspects of the training course. In order to have the necessary information entered into the specific program development, the targets’ needs should be assessed. The survey research was designed to study the needs of student teachers at Faculty of Education, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University in academic year of 2018. The 200 participants of study were the 5th year student teachers determined by Yamane’s size sampling (significance level .05) and proportional stratified random sampling. The research instrument was 22 items of 5point Likert-type scale questionnaire with dual-response format. This article reveals the analysis results of needs assessment and Priority Needs Index (PNI).