The "Whole Approach": An investigation of a school-based practicum model of teacher professional development in ICT

Lloyd, Margaret M. & McRobbie, Campbell J. (2005) The "Whole Approach": An investigation of a school-based practicum model of teacher professional development in ICT. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 32(4), pp. 341-352.

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The question of what makes for effective teacher professional development in ICT is an enduring one. In a recent study in Queensland (Australia) we visited 19 rural and regional schools and interviewed teachers, administrators and ICT coordinators to find that a school-based practicum was effective in impacting the practice and beliefs of individual teachers. This paper, through reference to our field study findings and briefly describing four of its case studies, concludes that the practicum’s success is related to its being an example of situated professional development. The findings of the study have implications for professional development programs aimed at increasing the use and integration of ICT in classrooms.

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ID Code: 3552
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: ICT, teacher professional development, practicum
ISSN: 1541-4140
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Technology, Information and Library Services
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Baywood Publishing Company
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2017 00:02

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