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ICTs: Teachers’ and students’ preconceptions and the implications for present and future teacher education

Backwell, John L. and Clare, D.. 2006. 'ICTs: Teachers’ and students’ preconceptions and the implications for present and future teacher education'. In: International Conference on Multimedia & Communiction Technologies in Education (m-ICTE). Seville, Spain 2006. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

This paper reports upon recent findings from research into perspectives of ICT within formal education in
England and Wales and is part of a sixteen year longitudinal study in this area by the authors. From earlier
studies undertaken [1-3] we expected teachers and students to hold a number of informal perspectives,
and this paper refers to a research project established to explore these, to identify commonalities and
differences, and to determine the implications for initial and continuing teacher education. The focus at
this stage of our investigation is on recently trained teachers. We also discuss how the learner’s and
teacher’s perspectives relate to the dominant political view. This holds that ICT is critical and at worst
intrinsically neutral but generally beneficent, and that competence in using ICT across the whole
population is vital for economic survival; as conveyed by politicians over the last thirty years.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Keywords:

ICT; teacher education

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design

Dates:

DateEvent
2006Published

Event Location:

Seville, Spain

Date range:

2006

Item ID:

116

Date Deposited:

19 May 2008 16:55

Last Modified:

20 Jun 2017 13:27

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/116

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