Conceptualising the challenge of integrating digital technologies in pedagogy

Blundell, Christopher, Nykvist, Shaun, & Lee, Kar-Tin (2015) Conceptualising the challenge of integrating digital technologies in pedagogy. In Finger, Glenn & Ghirelli, Paola (Eds.) Educators on the Edge: Big Ideas for Change and Innovation, Australian College of Educators, Brisbane, Qld, pp. 44-51.

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The integration of digital technologies in pedagogy is positioned as an important change in education, but widespread innovative use of digital technologies is yet to be truly realised. The gap between the potential and the reality of digital technology integration is commonly attributed to a range of challenging extrinsic and intrinsic influences. Activity Theory (Engeström, 2009) is used to analyse challenges created by extrinsic influences (Nielsen, Miller, & Hoban, 2012); a complementary theory is needed to conceptualise intrinsic influences. System 1 and System 2 thinking theory (Kahneman, 2011) will be advanced as a conceptual framework for understanding conscious and unconscious aspects of teacher practice, particularly the interaction between innovation and teacher routine, attitudes and beliefs. Transformative Learning Theory (Mezirow, 2009) will be positioned to comprehend the nexus of extrinsic and intrinsic influences. This paper will propose how, when faced with extrinsic and intrinsic influences on innovative practice, educators can use these theories to conceptualise the challenge of integrating digital technologies in pedagogy.

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ID Code: 90567
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Digital Technologies, Integration, Activity Theory, Transformative Learning Theory, Extrinsic and intrinsic influences
ISBN: 9780987484475
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Teacher Education & Leadership
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 Australian College of Educators
Deposited On: 23 Nov 2015 03:00
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2016 14:06

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