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Primary Schools and ICT free pdf The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in primary schools is often problematic and frustrating for teachers and pupils alike. Drawing on a study of the experiences and perceptions of over 600 primary pupils, this book explores how ICT provision may be improved from a 'bottom-up' perspective - considering a number of radical suggestions for recasting primary schools as sites of innovative, imaginative and empowering technology use. There have been relatively few empirical studies of primary school IT use, and very few studies of pupils' perceptions of using technologies in primary schools. This book addresses the lack of 'learner voice' in the existing literature by providing interesting, thought-provoking insights into children's views of ICT. From this background, the book is able to make a number of practical suggestions for changes to the nature of ICT organisation and provision in schools, and so will benefit schools' efforts to better align education ICT use with the needs of children.

About Neil Selwyn

Neil Selwyn has been a prominent academic writer and researcher in the area of education and technology for the past twelve years. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the London Knowledge Lab - a multimillion pound research unit in the University of London, UK bringing together computer and social scientists from a very broad range of fields, and home to some of the UK's most innovative research on education and technology. John Potter is a lecturer in ICT at the Institute of Education, UK, having previously worked in primary and teacher education at Goldsmiths College and at the University of East London. Before working in Higher Education, he was an ICT advisor in the London Borough of Newham and a Primary teacher with management responsibility for ICT, Literacy and Assessment in Tower Hamlets. John is currently involved in a number of education ICT organisations and associations, including ITTE, MirandaNet and NAACE. Sue Cranmer is a researcher at the Department of Education, University of Oxford, UK *Sue's research interests focus mainly on the social uses of digital media by learners. Prior to joining the University of Oxford, she worked at the Institute of Education, University of London on the Media Smart and Mediappro projects and as a research officer within the School of Lifelong Education and International Development on a range of UK and European funded research projects (EU, DfES, ESRC).

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Author : Neil Selwyn
Publisher : Network Continuum Education
Data Published : 04 March 2010
ISBN : 1855395789
EAN : 9781855395787
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 208 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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