ERIC Number: ED419519
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Going to School the Technological Way.
Parr, Judy M.
This paper describes the ways in which the learning context with technology is "co-constructed" by teachers and learners, and investigates students' response to technology and how the beliefs and actions of students influence the use of technology in their classrooms. The research is a longitudinal case study of a school and its implementation of extensive technology projects over the last seven years. Perspectives from four cohorts of students were tapped in several ways. In terms of student responses to technology, their perception of circumstances which contribute to their learning, and how the beliefs and actions of students influence the use of technology in their classrooms, the major patterns emerging from the data are considered in terms of three themes: context and process for learning; changing expectations for learning; and differential responses to learning with technology. This study concludes that there is evidence that student response to technology influenced teacher practices, both management and pedagogical, and that there was evidence of instances where student beliefs and moves within the classroom influenced the shape of technology use. (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Diego, CA, April 13-17, 1998).