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The Vital programme: transforming ICT professional development

Bradshaw, Pete; Walsh, Christopher and Twining, Peter (2011). The Vital programme: transforming ICT professional development. In: International conference of ICT Education, 6-9 July 2011, Rhodes, Greece.

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Developing a model for effective large-scale continuous professional development (CPD) for teachers remains a significant obstacle for many governments worldwide. This paper describes Vital, an innovative ‘bottom up’ response that reconceptualises CPD to enhance the teaching of information communication technology (ICT) in state-funded primary and secondary schools in England. Vital’s effectiveness lies in its approach which encourages and responds to teachers’ reflective practice as an effective model of ICT CPD, well suited for the teaching and learning demands of the 21st century.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
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Not SetNot SetDepartment for Education, UK
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Keywords: ICT, CPD, professional development, schools, K-12, England, e-learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Education Futures
Item ID: 29086
Depositing User: Pete Bradshaw
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2011 08:03
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2018 15:59
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