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ERIC Number: EJ834059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1449-5554
"Fitting It in": A Study Exploring ICT Use in a UK Primary School
Cartwright, Victoria; Hammond, Michael
Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, v23 n3 p390-407 2007
This paper presents a case study of a primary school which was seen as using ICT effectively to support teaching and learning. Research was carried out over two years (2003-2005) and included observation of lessons, document analysis, interviews, and questionnaires with staff at the school. It was found that "fitting ICT in", rather than "effective use of ICT", provided a more accurate description of the complex decisions and actions that were made regarding ICT use in the school. Using a grounded theory framework the paper describes the causal conditions; the contextual conditions; the intervening conditions and the consequences for staff and pupils associated with "fitting ICT in". The study argues for an approach to research which seeks to develop collaboration and understanding between researchers and practitioners. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom