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    Exploring New Depths to Learning through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)in a Junior Primary School


    Kelly, Catherine (2004) Exploring New Depths to Learning through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)in a Junior Primary School. Masters thesis, National University of Ireland Maynooth.

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    Abstract

    In this research the experience of the integration of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that is being development in a junior primary school is presented. The computer, its importance and potential, if any, for characterising and defining not only the work of schools and teachers, but also the experiences of children is investigated and assessed. Many of the key research writings in the areas of ICT in education, and ICT and the curriculum are presented. Through the processes of participant observation, documentary analysis and a question and answer session with children, it was found that in spite of certain concerns, there is evidence to suggest that effectively used technology can enhance the teaching and the learning process. The process of integrating ICT and the experience of change for teachers are also illustrated using responses to a questionnaire, observations made during working sessions and finally discussion in a focus group with teachers. Conclusions are drawn as to the current factors that may determine the extent to which ICT is used by teachers, their respective competence levels, and also factors which contribute to positive outcomes to the integration of ICT. Catherine

    Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
    Keywords: Learning; Junior Primary School; Information; Communication technology; ICT;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Education
    Item ID: 5114
    Depositing User: IR eTheses
    Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 13:03
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