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Beauchamp, Gary; Burden, Kevin; Abbinett, Emily – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2015
In learning to use a new technology like the iPad, primary teachers adopt a diverse range of experiential, informal and playful strategies contrasting sharply with traditional models underpinning professional development which emphasise formal courses and events led by "experts" conducted in formal settings such as the school. Since…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Faculty Development
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Whyte, Shona; Beauchamp, Gary; Hillier, Emily – Research-publishing.net, 2012
Recent emphasis on target language interaction in task-based, technologymediated language classrooms makes the interactive whiteboard (IWB) an attractive tool: it constitutes a "digital hub" particularly suited to younger learners who require greater visual support and active learning. However, recent research in UK and French primary…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Questionnaires
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Beauchamp, Gary – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2011
This article will analyse primary teachers' views on the role of information and communications technology (ICT) in the broader context of pedagogy in the classroom. It uses data collected from primary teacher interviews in the early stages of a funded research project (which analysed interactivity and ICT in learning and teaching) to explore and…
Descriptors: Interaction, Information Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Interviews
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Beauchamp, Gary; Harvey, Janet – British Journal of Music Education, 2006
The role of the subject leader, or co-ordinator, in the primary school has evolved considerably over recent years. Ultimately, responsibility for individual subjects remains with the headteacher and governors, but much work has been increasingly devolved, at least theoretically, to subject leaders. In this role they need to demonstrate the ability…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Principals, Administrator Role, Instructional Leadership
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Beauchamp, Gary – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2004
The growing use of the interactive whiteboard (IWB) in primary school teaching forms part of a number of initiatives within the schools of the United Kingdom to develop the use of information and communications technology (ICT) in teaching and learning. The IWB presents both challenges and opportunities to teachers, particularly in terms of staff…
Descriptors: Teaching Styles, Teacher Characteristics, Observation, Foreign Countries