ICT in the Classroom: Is Doing More Important than Knowing?
2004 (English)In: Education and Information Technologies: Official Journal of the IFIP technical committee on Education, ISSN 1360-2357, Vol. 9:1, 37-45 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The introduction of ICT in Swedish compulsory schooling and related changes in the curriculum include a greaer focus on pupil activity and responsibility. At the same time the role of the teacher is expected to change. What changes are occurring under these ICT-related initiatives? This paper is based on an empirical study of the work with ICT in nine different schools. It points to at least two on-going trends. Firstly, a shifting of focus in education from content to form. Secondly, a dissolution of boundaries in terms of room, time and activity. This makes it even more difficult for teachers to exercise control over the learning process. This has created a situation where "to do" something with the computer seems to be more important than to understand the content in different subjects.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 9:1, 37-45 p.
ICT, Internet, classroom, individualization, responsibility
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-23957Local ID: 3507OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-23957DiVA: diva2:244273