ERIC Number: EJ1017817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Getting Inside the Black Box of Technology Integration in Education: Teachers' Stimulated Recall of Classroom Observations
Tondeur, Jo; Kershaw, L. H.; Vanderlinde, R.; van Braak, J.
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v29 n3 p434-449 2013
This study explored the black box of technology integration through the stimulated recall of teachers who showed proficiency in the use of technology to support teaching and learning. More particularly, the aim of the study was to examine how these teachers use technology in their lessons and to gain deeper insights into the multifaceted influences affecting their current practices. In order to explore this black box, observations and stimulated recall interviews with primary school teachers were conducted in schools which were selected by the inspectorate on the basis of advances they had made in educational technology use. Stimulated recall interviews--a verbal reporting technique in which the teachers were asked to verbalize their thoughts while looking at their own classroom practice on video--seemed to be a promising approach to increase authentic understandings of technology integration. The results emphasize that (a) the teachers involved in this study were pedagogically proficient and flexible enough to fit technology in with the varying demands of their educational practices, (b) the teachers' ongoing learning experiences rather than training affected the development of the quality of their practices, and (c) the role of the school and the broader context of teachers' personal lives played an important role. By interpreting the results of the study, recommendations are discussed for teacher technology integration and future research.
Descriptors: Recall (Psychology), Technology Integration, Interviews, Teaching Methods, Elementary School Teachers, Video Technology, Learning Experience, Educational Quality, School Role, Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Case Studies
Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education. Ascilite Secretariat, P.O. Box 44, Figtree, NSW, Australia. Tel: +61-8-9367-1133; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Belgium