How professional development impacts on experienced teachers' perceptions of their ICT practices

McDonald, Lynette S. (2015) How professional development impacts on experienced teachers' perceptions of their ICT practices. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


Teachers are at the forefront of Information Communication Technology (ICT) use in schools. Teachers face many challenges and competing priorities such as literacy, numeracy and changing curriculum frameworks and are expected to adopt new ICT practices to improve students¿ outcomes. Effective professional development (PD) methods must be identified and implemented.

This research examined two core issues: (1) experienced teachers' perceptions of their ICT practices and (2) how PD courses have affected these practices.

This case study and its findings has important implications for the implementation of effective PD in schools.

Impact and interest:

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

97 since deposited on 14 Oct 2015
43 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 87223
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Burnett, Bruce & Dezuanni, Michael
Keywords: ICTs in education, educational technology, professional development of teachers, case study, thematic analysis, information communication technology
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 14 Oct 2015 05:29
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2015 05:36

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page