Written for student teachers learning to teach in primary and secondary schools and newly qualified teachers, this book has been designed to engage with a wide range of issues related to ICT teaching. It presents key debates that teachers will need to understand, reflect on and engage in as part of their professional development. Chapters highlight major questions, consider the evidence from theory and practice and arrive at possible answers. Building on their learning about teaching using ICT on ITT courses, this book will encourage students and newly qualified teachers to consider and reflect on issues so that they can make reasoned and informed judgements about their teaching.
Issues discussed include :
- the background to developments in the UK
- the globalisation of teachers using technology
- the role of the teacher
- teacherless classrooms
- a whole school approach to using ICT
- visual literacy and ICT
- school websites and opportunities for lifelong learning in the community.
Table of Contents
1. The background to developments in the UK 2. Connecting schools and pupils to what end? 3. The Globalisation of Education 4. Teachers using technology 5. What does the average child need to know? 6. The role of the teacher: teacherless classrooms 7. Possibilities for change: a philosophical whole school approach to using ICT for teaching and learning 8. Creativity, Visual Literacy and ICT 9. SEN Issues in ICT 10. Making and Using Multimedia: A Critical Examination of Learning Opportunities 11. Videoconferencing: an expensive gimmick? 12. School Website a luxury or a necessity? 13. Opportunities for Lifelong learning in the community: does the school have a role and a responsibility? 14. Structures, ownership and purposes of electronic networks: the relationships between providers and users.
'... for teachers who are curious about what ICT can do for them and their pupils.' - Les Watson, Times Educational Supplement
'Covers a major issues in education at present...it takes the field forward by offering an up-to date critique which is needed to inform policy and practice.'- Steve Kennewell, University of Wales, Swansea
'The book is a useful addition to the literature on ICT in school as it sets the arguments in a contemporary context. This is a valuable book ...' - Michael Hammond, Journal of Education for Teaching
'...this is an interesting and well-written collection. I doubt if any student or newly qualified teacher will read all of it but they should be encouraged to use the book to become more informed and perhaps more reflective. I suggest that libraries should buy it and stock it for their student teachers. Schools should make it available to newly qualified, and more experienced, staff.' - Jerry Wellington, Computers and Education