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ERIC Number: EJ819824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1475-939X
Pedagogic Practice Integrating Primary Science and Elearning: The Need for Relevance, Recognition, Resource, Reflection, Readiness and Risk
Rodrigues, Susan
Technology, Pedagogy and Education, v15 n2 p175-189 Jul 2006
This article describes a well-funded and well-equipped model of teacher professional development that encouraged the promotion of information-rich learning environments for learning science. A community of practice using face-to-face and electronic communication encouraged learning, and generated and ensured pedagogical change and innovation. The community of teachers, educators and scientists developed resource materials involving various technologies that were used by the teachers with their classes. Data collected through teacher surveys, online dialogue, interviews, pupil work, teacher "show and tell" and limited classroom observation suggest that technology integration in primary science lessons was governed by six key elements: relevance, recognition, resource, reflection, readiness and risk.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
IES Cited: ED544210