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Lewin, Cathy; Scrimshaw, Peter; Somekh, Bridget; Haldane, Maureen – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2009
This paper reports on the approaches undertaken to support the development of teachers' uses of interactive whiteboards in the Primary Schools Whiteboard Expansion project. Mixed methods were used to identify practices and staff perceptions about the extent and impact of professional development through surveys (initially from 528 schools),…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Informal Education, Visual Aids, Elementary School Teachers
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Hartnell-Young, Elizabeth – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2009
This paper analyses the experience of a teacher and her Year 6 class (10-11 year-olds) over a school year, while participating in a pilot project introducing Personal Digital Assistants as a learning tool. The intervention was initiated and supported by the local City Learning Centre, which was concerned with how best to use technologies for…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Pilot Projects, Teaching Methods, Teacher Role
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Rodrigues, Susan – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 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…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries