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ERIC Number: EJ780353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0261-9768
Integrating ICT into Classroom Practice in Modern Foreign Language Teaching in England: Making Room for Teachers' Voices
Gray, Carol; Pilkington, Rachel; Hagger-Vaughan, Lesley; Tomkins, Sally-Ann
European Journal of Teacher Education, v30 n4 p407-429 Nov 2007
Current government policy in the UK places teachers of all subject areas under pressure to embed ICT into their pedagogic practice to improve teaching and learning. This article attempts to compare that policy with the situated reality of a small number of Modern Foreign Language teachers striving to comply. The voices of four teachers are presented as they began to embed the use of ICT (primarily their newly acquired Interactive Whiteboards) into their existing classroom approach. The story of their developing practice is examined for signs of transformation; the complexity of a real situation is thus contrasted with a simplified ideal. By means of this investigation, examples of sophisticated pedagogical thinking are explored to demonstrate that it is perhaps not so easy to transform the learning process, with or without ICT.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom