Category Archives: ELPC G1

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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Creativity and Constructivism

Ward, C. (2009) Musical exploration using ICT in the middle and secondary school classroom. International Journal of Music Education 27:154. doi: 10.1177/0255761409102323 There are a number of excellent points made in this article. Ward explores how his constructivist views of … Continue reading

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Good Teaching?

Mills, J. and Murray, A. (2000). Music technology inspected: good teaching in Key Stage 3. British Journal of Music Education, 17:2, 129-156. (link) This survey of 52 schools in England sought to show through examples what is ‘good’ music teaching … Continue reading

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A Global Classroom

Burnard, P. (2007). Reframing creativity and technology: promoting pedagogic change in music education. Journal of Music, Technology and Education, 1 37-55. doi: 10.1386/jmte.1.1.37/1 In common with other authors, Burnard makes the argument that innovative use of ICT in music classrooms … Continue reading

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Defining Music Education in the Digital Age

Cain, T. (2004). Theory, technology and the music curriculum. British Journal of Music Education 21:2, 215-221. doi: 10.1017/S0265051704005650 In this article, Cain argues that the practical changes in music education brought about by recent technological developments, require us to rethink … Continue reading

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An all too common problem, but is there really a solution?

Crawford, R. (2009). Secondary school music education: A case study in adapting to ICT resources limitations. Australasian Journal of Education Technology, 25:4, 471-488. http://ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet25/crawford.html I chose to examine this article because it has an Australian focus and because it addresses … Continue reading

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