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ERIC Number: EJ996627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 77
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
The Content of Educational Technology Curricula: A Cross-Curricular State of the Art
Aesaert, Koen; Vanderlinde, Ruben; Tondeur, Jo; van Braak, Johan
Educational Technology Research and Development, v61 n1 p131-151 Feb 2013
The purpose of this study is to analyze the content features of educational technology curricula for primary education developed by national governments. A qualitative cross-case document analysis of the national educational technology curriculum of Norway, Flanders and England was conducted. The analysis focuses on the underlying visions, specific aims and instruction related aspects that are integrated in the national educational technology curricula of the three cases under investigation. The results indicate that specific aims mainly focus on the critical use of educational technology; safe and responsible use of educational technology; information retrieval, processing and production; communication by use of educational technology; and use of educational technology for subject learning. It is possible that a discrepancy exists between the concepts of digital literacy and the specific aims that are addressed in educational technology curricula. Moreover, the rationales that underlie educational technology curricula represent a catalytic and social point of view rather than an economic one. The implications of our findings for curriculum developers and researchers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium; Norway; United Kingdom (England)