Walsh, Christopher S.; Bradshaw, Pete and Twining, Peter
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Creating sustainable ‘bottom up’ models of continuous professional development (CPD) around the use of information communication technologies (ICT) in primary and secondary education in England has long been recognized as a significant problem, while providing effective CPD for teachers is seen as even more problematic. While a variety of models of ICT CPD have been reported on in the research, too little attention has been paid to large-scale models that promote collaborative teacher-generated CPD that recognizes their ICT expertise. This paper examines data from Vital, a professional development programme in England which aims to help teachers use ICT to add value to lessons and find new ways to engage their pupils. It focuses on Vital’s model of CPD which includes ‘TeachMeets’ and ‘TeachShares’. Both are analysed to explore teachers’ participation in, design of and responses to collaborative ICT CPD. This differs significantly from traditional CPD courses which tend to be centralised and a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach. The paper argues that collaborative e-Learning through Vital was significant in enhancing teachers’ motivation and accomplishment in using ICT in their classroom. We argue this kind of CPD provides a productive framework for future teachers to achieve a greater understanding of the dynamic relationship between ICT and its practical application to their individualized contexts and subject areas.
|Item Type:||Conference Item|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 IADIS|
|Extra Information:||pp 75-79
The best papers will be selected for publishing as extended versions in the IADIS International Journal on WWW/Internet (ISSN: 1645-7641) and also in the Interactive Technology and Smart Education (ITSE) journal (ISSN:1741-5659).
|Academic Unit/Department:||Education and Language Studies > Education|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)|
|Depositing User:||Christopher Walsh|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jul 2011 11:36|
|Last Modified:||24 Oct 2012 19:20|
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