ERIC Number: EJ722459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 23
The "Whole Approach": An Investigation of a School-Based Practicum Model of Teacher Professional Development in ICT
Lloyd, Margaret; Mcrobbie, Campbell
Journal of Educational Computing Research, v32 n4 p341-351 2005
The question of what makes for effective teacher professional development in ICT is an enduring one. In a recent study in Queensland (Australia), we visited 19 rural and regional schools and interviewed teachers, administrators and ICT coordinators to find that a school-based practicum was effective in impacting the practice and beliefs of individual teachers. This article, through reference to our field study findings and briefly describing four of its case studies, concludes that the practicum's success is related to the situative nature of this professional development. The findings of the study have implications for professional development programs aimed at increasing the use and integration of ICT in classrooms.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Practicums, Technology Education, Faculty Development, Information Technology, Computer Literacy, Teacher Attitudes, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Australia