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DEEWR

Futures Perspective

Implementation

In this video, the principal talks about the value of seeing exemplar schools using ICTE and explains the importance of planning how ICTE should be implemented:

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The group that came back actually drew up a plan which was the called The Way Forward, and that really plotted the next period in the school in terms of ICT. (Head of School, Eastern Fleurieu School)

In this video extract, the principal reflects on the ways that technology and the way that students and teachers understand it is changing rapidly:

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The easiest and quickest way to get information, how to fix a problem is to go out into the yard and ask the students. (Principal, Eastern Fleurieu School)

In this video extract, the principal emphasises the importance of recognizing different learning styles of girls and boys. A program run by the school is linked to a DEEWR research site. The principal’s comments are supported by a comment from an audio interview from a focus group of teachers. (Principal, Eastern Fleurieu School)

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we know that girls like to work in groups and discuss things more than boys. So that’s an area we have to be a little bit careful of

Success for boys website

… the research which preceded the boys in education stuff… indicated that boys are more engaged …if they have access to learning technologies. Certainly middle-schooling age (Discussion in a focus group of teachers).

References

Beare, H. (2000). Creating the Future School. London: RoutledgeFalmer

DECS (2008a). Learning to Learn. Available: http://www.learningtolearn.sa.edu.au/

Did you Know 2.0? (2008). Available: http://www.teachertube.com/view_video.php?viewkey=6f2c2eba77f39993d118

Halse, C. (2004). Striving for Balance: Australian Perspectives on the Future of Schooling. International Journal of Educational Research , 41(7-8), 523-533.

Success for Boys (2008) DEEWR site available at http://www.successforboys.edu.au/boys/

Warner, D. (2006). Schooling for the Knowledge Era . Camberwell: ACER Press.

Williams, P. (2005). Lessons for the Future: ICT Scenarios and the Education of Teachers. Journal of Education for Teaching , 31(4), 319-339.

 

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