Supporting Smart School Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development in and through ICT: A model for change
Thang Ming, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia ; Carol Hall, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom ; Hazita Azman, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia ; Gordon Joyes, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
IJEDICT Volume 6, Number 2, ISSN 1814-0556 Publisher: Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies
The general assumption that once the hardware is introduced in schools, ICT integration will automatically follow is not necessary true. Teachers need to be supported and factors responsible for teachers’ failure to integrate ICT into the classrooms identified and rectified. The paper proposes an online model based on the Improvement Quality Education for All (IQEA) action research framework for school improvement (Hopkins et al., 1996). The ultimate goal is to bring together the school-based cadres to share emerging issues, themes and evaluation and eventually develop expertise in managing change in their own institutions and beyond through the use of ICT. This concept paper provides the background, rationale, framework and the methodology of this research project.
Ming, T., Hall, C., Azman, H. & Joyes, G. (2010). Supporting Smart School Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development in and through ICT: A model for change. International Journal of Education and Development using ICT, 6(2), 5-20. Open Campus, The University of the West Indies, West Indies.
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