Adaptation and avoidance: Observations of teachers' reactions to technology in the classroom

Lloyd, Margaret M. & Yelland, Nicola (2003) Adaptation and avoidance: Observations of teachers' reactions to technology in the classroom. Change: Transformations in Education, 6(1), pp. 81-96.

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This paper reports and reflects upon the observed behaviours of teachers during the conduct of a large-scale telecommunications project. While teacher behaviours were not the focus of the project, they quickly became an exogenous force on the environment which could not be ignored. This paper is drawn from field notes which revealed a pattern of success and frustration, of adaptation and avoidance as those concerned dealt with the subjective and logistical changes in their lives and in their teaching practice. The story told here is about the complexity of change, and the struggles faced by individuals in coming to terms personally and professionally with externally-imposed change.

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ID Code: 8083
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: teacher professional development, ICT, technophobia
ISSN: 1441-9319
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Faculty of Education, University of Sydney
Copyright Statement: : Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher
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Deposited On: 13 Jun 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:00

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