“But All We Really Wanted was a Course!”: Teacher Professional Development for Innovative Teaching with ICT

Hanne Wacher Kjærgaard, Simon Skov Fougt

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Abstract

This article describes a professional development project for teachers that aimed at developing innovative teaching with ICT in a 21st-century understanding of the term innovative. The article describes the result of the intervention and the practice-based method used for this professional development project. Data from teacher planning, observations, interviews and document study are used to describe the poor outcome for the 8th-grade foreign-language teachers involved. We suggest five reasons for why the teachers did not manage to live up to the criteria for innovative teaching but persisted in conducting traditional teaching, where ICT was never integrated in their subject teaching in relevant and appropriate, value-adding ways: First, the students’ level of the foreign language; second, an unstable interaction with consultants; third, the teachers’ struggle to find their roles; fourth, competing rationales; and fifth, a dated understanding of their subjects.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of EdMedia : World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2016
EditorsGeorge Veletsianos
Number of pages12
Volume25
PublisherAACE: Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education
Publication date30 Jun 2016
Pages841-852
ISBN (Print)ISBN 978-1-939797-24-7
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2016
Event EdMedia 2016 - World Conference on Educational Media and Technology - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 28 Jun 201630 Jun 2016

Conference

Conference EdMedia 2016 - World Conference on Educational Media and Technology
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityVancouver
Period28/06/201630/06/2016

Keywords

  • ICT and Language teaching
  • ICT in schools
  • ICT and innovative teachin

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