The alignment of digital pedagogy to current teacher beliefs

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Title The alignment of digital pedagogy to current teacher beliefs
Author Prestridge, Sarah Jane
Publication Title Australian Computers in Education Conference 2010
Editor Donna Gronn Geoff Romeo
Year Published 2010
Place of publication Melbourne
Publisher Australian Council for Computers in Education (ACCE) and Information and Communication Technologies
Abstract This paper explores teacher beliefs that influence the ways Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) are used in learning contexts. Much has been written about the impact of teachers' beliefs and attitudes to ICT as 'barriers' to ICT integration (Ertmer, Ottenbreit-Leftwich & York, 2007; Higgins & Mosley, 2001; Loveless, 2003). This paper takes a closer look at the types of beliefs that influence ICT practices in classrooms and the alignment of these beliefs to current pedagogical reform. The paper reports on the initial phase of data collection for a Griffith University Industry Collaborative project. The Industry Partners are four Catholic primary schools and their communities in the Brisbane Archdiocese. A teacher survey was implemented across the four schools. Questions asked participants about their ICT beliefs, practices and competency, as well as future ICT directions. The survey data was analysed using a factor analysis with correlations made to data sets. The results present specific links between ICT beliefs that are informing teachers' practices. ICT beliefs and practices are aligned to reform agenda for digital pedagogies. The findings of this research inform teacher ICT practice and requirements for ICT professional development.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2010 Australian Council for Computer Education. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Use hypertext link for access to conference website.
ISBN 978 0 646 53005 5
Conference name ACEC 2010: Digital Diversity
Location Melbourne, Australia
Date From 2010-04-06
Date To 2010-04-09
Date Accessioned 2010-06-09
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Education
Subject Education
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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