Monthly Archives: April 2011

Getting the Point Across: How will they know what I mean?

My STS1 oral presentation involved the presentation of a mini-lesson using cooperative learning to help students compare and contrast two pieces of music. I felt a bit uncomfortable at the time, as it is a slightly strange situation to be … Continue reading

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Pedagogical Disconnect

This study details the attitudes towards ICT of 35 beginning teachers, and how they change over the first three years of their teaching career. It found that there was a discrepancy between the students stated pedagogical aims and philosophies, and … Continue reading

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New Directions

Looking back over my posts, I can see that my original attempt at a framework for examining teachers’ use of ICT in the classroom is no longer useful to me. Firstly, I am finding it almost impossible to separate the … Continue reading

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ICT rejection – What can I do to change things for the better?

I came across this article that examines factors surrounding the usage of ICT in the classroom, and it has made me think about the issue in a different light. Previously, I had categorised factors into physical, knowledge and pedagogical/philosophical. This … Continue reading

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The Knowledge Barrier – fact or fiction?

My previous post discussed the categories into which factors preventing the use of ICT in the classroom can fall. Lack of knowledge and skills is cited by many as a barrier to teachers using ICT resources in their teaching and … Continue reading

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ICT – to use or not to use?*

For this research journal I am going to look at the factors affecting teachers’ use of ICT in the classroom. By ‘use’ I specifically mean integrating ICT into meaningful learning events, not the use of ICT in researching lesson ideas, … Continue reading

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