ERIC Number: EJ721921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Reference Count: 15
Teacher Understandings of Technology Affordances and Their Impact on the Design of Engaging Learning Experiences
Foo Seau Yoon, Jeanne Ho; Hedberg, John G.
Educational Media International, v42 n4 p297-316 Dec 2005
This study examined how six teachers designed and implemented engaging learning experiences with information communication technologies (ICT) that involved pupils as active participants in learning. Each teacher designed and taught a unit of work (topic) and was observed for two lessons within the unit. The first observation occurred with only the initial planning undertaken by the teacher. Before the second lesson a reflection and feedback session was conducted by the researcher and the teacher. On the basis of the issues raised, the teacher redesigned the lesson to improve the use of ICT and involve pupils more actively in learning. The study revealed that it is the teacher's skill in managing the tripartite partnership of IT tool, learning task and teacher support that brings about higher levels of pupil engagement. The six teachers' lessons from the study were discussed using this tripartite model. The tripartite model could be a useful frame of reference for teachers to understand the dynamics of implementing ICT-based lessons and hence design more engaging learning experiences for their pupils.
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Information Technology, Lesson Plans, Planning, Technology Integration, Teacher Responsibility, Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore