ERIC Number: ED301162
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
From Blackboard to Green Screen: Teachers, Technology and Turmoil. Proceedings of the Conference of the Townsville Regional Group of the Australian College of Education (8th, Townsville, Queensland, Australia, May 15-16, 1987).
Moon, R., Ed.
The examination of technological change and its impact on schools that is reported in these conference proceedings focuses on the human dimensions of this change, and in particular, whether the introduction of technology into education is causing turmoil for teachers. It is argued that teachers appear to be feeling the strain of the actual changes that are occurring and also the prospective changes that may occur, both in society at large and within schools in particular. After an introduction by Robert Moon the keynote address, "New Information, Technologies and Literacy" (Jonathan Anderson), is presented. The two lead papers are: "Technology and Distance Education--Queensland Developments" (Colin Sutcliffe) and "Technological Change and Education" (Kevin McCarthy). Finally, three workshop reports are presented: "Technological Alienation and the Teacher" (Alan Morwood); "Technology, Social Change and Education" (Carmen Luke); and "Technology and the Classroom Teacher" (Robert Pendreigh). The text is supplemented by various tables and figures, and a list of references is provided for each paper. (EW)
Descriptors: Alienation, Curriculum, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Social Change, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Technological Advancement, Technological Literacy, Work Environment
J. Cooper, 21 Berrigan Avenue, Annandale, Townsville, Queensland 4814, Australia ($6.00 prepaid).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Coll. of Education, Townsville (Queensland).