Saturday, June 24, 2006

The Blu(e) Fairy

Thanks to Artichoke for these quotes on the importance of including an understanding of the pedagogy and not just proficiency with the technology in teacher PD:

“… by and large, teacher education programmes worldwide have not been very successful in providing teachers with knowledge, attitudes and confidence in using technologies in classes.” Kwok-Wing Lai (2005 p13)

And that a critical factor in this failure is identified as

“Far too often the acquisition of technical skills, rather than the pedagogy of ICT use, has been emphasised in teacher education programmes.” Kwok-Wing Lai (2005 p13)

The Ofsted report (2004) describes this as “the need for competence with the technology drove the training rather than implications of the use of ICT for learning’ (p8)



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