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Improving Classroom Learning with ICT

1st Edition

By Rosamund Sutherland, Susan Robertson, Peter John


246 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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Improving Classroom Learning with ICT examines the ways in which ICT can be used in the classroom to enhance teaching and learning in different settings and across different subjects.

Weaving together evidence of teachers’ and learners’ experiences of ICT, the authors:

  • explain why the process of integrating ICT is not straightforward;
  • discuss whether hardware and infrastructure alone are sufficient to ensure full integration and exploitation of ICT investment;
  • emphasise the pivotal role that teachers play in supporting learning with ICT across the curriculum;
  • argue that teachers need a greater understanding of how to put ICT to use in teaching and learning;
  • highlight that out-of-school use of ICT has an impact on in-school learning;
  • consider what kinds of professional development are most effective in supporting teachers to use technologies creatively and productively.

Case studies are used to illustrate key issues and to elaborate a range of theoretical ideas that can be used in the classroom.

This book will be of interest to all those concerned with maximising the benefits of ICT in the classroom.

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: What are the Issues?

Chapter 1 A holistic approach to understanding teaching and learning with ICT

SECTION 2: What does the research tell us?

Chapter 2 Integrating ICT in Teaching and Learning

Chapter 3 Learning and Technology

Chapter 4 The enabled practitioner

Chapter 5 Creative Designs for Learning

Chapter 6 Discerning Literacy

Chapter 7 “Aliens in the Classroom 2”: When Technology Meets Classroom Life

Chapter 8 Connecting cultures: home and school uses of ICT

SECTION 3: What are the overall implications?

Chapter 9 Breaking into the Curriculum: The impact of information technology on schooling

Chapter 10 Designs and theories for learning

Chapter 11 From ‘should be’ and ‘can be’ to ‘will be’: Reflections and new directions on improving learning with ICTs

Methodological Appendix

About the Series

Improving Learning

The Improving Learning series showcases findings from projects within ESRC’s Teaching and Learning Research Programme (TLRP) – the UK’s largest ever coordinated educational research initiative. Each book is explicitly designed to support ‘evidence-informed’ decisions in educational practice and policy-making. In particular, they combine rigorous social and educational science with high awareness of the significance of the issues being researched.



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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology
EDUCATION / Computers & Technology
EDUCATION / Distance Education & Learning