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Reviewing our school based research

The ICT Research projects being conducted by teachers in South Australian schools are intended to build on the knowledge and good practices of DECS educators regarding the impact of ICT on teaching and learning. The focus for the research is on the effective use of ICT across learning areas and the processes and teaching methodologies used rather than on the technology. Key focus for the research is based around the question: How can ICT make a difference to learning outcomes, school or preschool management or educator professional development? The intended outcome of these research projects was to be a series of reports that are a rich guide to other educators in their use of ICT for teaching and learning. However a review of the focus and structure of the research projects is showing us that we need to rethink how we do this so that we are more strategic in what we research, how we gather our data and how we present this. Future research projects will be centrally driven around a few key questions in order to seek answers and evidence to support beliefs, thoughts, premises that we have long held but validated mainly through a few anecdotes. This workshop explores the strengths and weaknesses of our current approach and directions for future school based research over the next two years.
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners
ACCE Partners