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ERIC Number: EJ874307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0816-9020
Learning through Information Communication Technology: Critical Perspectives--The Relationship between Theory, Research, and Practice with a Focus on Secondary School Mathematics
Severinson, Gary
Australian Educational Computing, v19 n1 p15-20 Aug 2004
Technology in secondary schools has become of increasing interest as the power of the micro chip has developed. For the students of Mathematics, computers and hand held graphic calculators need to be accessible to all. They are relevant to the needs of the students' courses and to support and develop their Mathematical learning (Smith, 1997). Secondary school Mathematics today is more than just rote learning or completing a set algorithm, ultimately it is the ability to use the skills taught for everyday life activities. From this base of understanding comes the use of problem solving skills and the ability to think logically. Teachers use themselves and the wealth of subject content along with developing craftsmanship in imparting that knowledge. Together, with the students, text books, overhead projectors, white boards, and chalk you can add computers and graphic calculators to the tool box of avenues to enhance learning. This article looks at the growth of information Communication Technology (ICT) in education, some current research and a critical look at ICT with respect to secondary school Mathematics.
Australian Council for Computers in Education. P.O. Box 1255, Belconnen, ACT 2616, Australia. Tel: +61-3-9349-3733; Fax: +61-3-9349-5356; Web site: http://www.acce.edu.au
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A