Teachers' orientation towards ICT Professional Development

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Title Teachers' orientation towards ICT Professional Development
Author Prestridge, Sarah Jane
Publication Title Act on ICT
Editor Assoc Prof Kathryn Mole
Year Published 2008
Place of publication Belconnen ACT
Publisher ACCE
Abstract The demand for the transformation of pedagogy has precipitated a worldwide concern for teacher professional development in Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). Approaches to ICT professional development that orientate teachers towards the attainment of ICT skills have become redundant. Rather notions of pedagogical analysis and development of teacher confidence in change are expected outcomes that enable teachers to transform their beliefs and practices. This paper examines the types of ICT professional development teachers prefer to engage in. A mixed method approach was adopted. Data are draw from teacher interviews and a questionnaire. The findings suggest that teachers’ orientation to ICT professional activity remain focused on technical competency even if they are interested in pedagogical analysis. It is not until a teacher has reached a personal competency level with an ICT application that they begin to seek more constructivist orientated ICT professional development activity.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.acce.edu.au/item.asp?pid=1157
Copyright Statement Copyright 2008 Australian Council for Computer Education. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Conference name Australian Computers in Education Conference 2008
Location Canbera ACT
Date From 2008-09-29
Date To 2008-10-02
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/22286
Date Accessioned 2008-12-18
Language en_US
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject PRE2009-Education Studies
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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