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ERIC Number: EJ848994
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
The Interactive Whiteboard in an Early Years Classroom: A Case Study in the Impact of a New Technology on Pedagogy
Vincent, John
Australian Educational Computing, v22 n1 p20-25 Jun 2007
The interactive whiteboard is a relatively new technology in Australian classrooms, especially in early years settings. This article reports on a case study in which an interactive whiteboard was placed in a Prep (Year 0) classroom in a Melbourne primary school. The teacher was then observed by making both audio and video recordings to watch for adaptations of her pedagogical style and consequent enhancements to learning as a result of the insertion of the technology. She was observed to tighten her control of the learning situation in the early stages until the researchers intervened with a team teaching session, at which point she dramatically loosened her style to cede some of the control to the students. In the process a number of aspects of the use of the interactive whiteboard with young children were observed that suggest that this technology is of considerable value to enhancing early years teaching when the pedagogical style is matched to the affordances of the board. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A