ERIC Number: ED295619
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-May
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher as Learner: The Impact of Technology. Conference Report (Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 1985). CR86-4.
Educational Technology Center, Cambridge, MA.
Inspired by the format of and discussion at the 1984 conference, the conference described in this report examined the question of how the computer might stimulate teachers' learning and under what conditions that stimulation might encourage reform. An overview briefly summarizes the presentations. Several conference themes grouped under the headings of Opportunities to Learn and Conditions for Learning are then discussed: (1) computers may provide teachers with opportunities to grow through pioneering and tinkering; (2) computers may prompt some teachers to become fresh learners of their own subjects; (3) the computer may provide teachers with the opportunity to learn about learning; (4) computers may prompt some teachers to revise their teaching style; (5) computers may prompt teachers and others to engage in a critical examination of the regularities of schooling; (6) teachers must be partners in innovation; (7) teachers need time to learn; and (8) teachers need collegial advisors. It is concluded that teaching with new technologies can create powerful opportunities for teachers to become eager students, although this new learning is unlikely to lead to meaningful school change if it lacks a supportive organizational context. A directory of participants is appended. (25 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Technology Center, Cambridge, MA.
Note: For the report of an earlier conference, see IR 031 322.