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ERIC Number: EJ822242
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1093-023X
Creating a Conducive Learning Environment for the Effective Integration of ICT: Classroom Management Issues
Lim, Cher Ping; Teo, Yiong Hwee; Wong, Philip; Khine, Myint Swe; Chai, Ching Sing; Divaharan, Shanti
Journal of Interactive Learning Research, v14 n4 p405-423 Oct 2003
This article reports and discusses the findings of the collective case study of two primary schools in Singapore. It is part of a larger funded research project that examines and analyses where and how information and communication technologies (ICT) are integrated in Singapore schools to develop pupils' higher order thinking skills. The focus of this article is on classroom management issues that create a conducive environment to facilitate the effective integration of ICT in the schools. In such an environment, pupils are more likely to be task-oriented and reflective, and hence, more likely to engage in higher order thinking. Using activity theory as a framework, the following classroom management issues are discussed: availability of ICT resources, establishment of rules and procedures, support of ICT-based activities by non-ICT and ICT tools, and division of labour among participants. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Singapore