ICT PD Cluster Programme Research Review Project: Key findings from the ICT PD cluster programme research reports

Clayton, John and Elliott, Richard and Saravani, Sarah-Jane (2009) ICT PD Cluster Programme Research Review Project: Key findings from the ICT PD cluster programme research reports. Project Report. Emerging Technologies Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand. (Submitted)

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Increased investments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) by schools and educational agencies have driven a similar increase in the allocation of funds for professional development. It was envisaged this focus on professional development would raise the knowledge, competence and confidence of teachers in the use of ICTs and enable schools to build their capacity and capability to more fully engage their students in ICT-rich learning environments. Influenced by the school reforms of the early 1980s the New Zealand Ministry of Education has supported a school-focused and administered model of professional development since 1999. This development was influenced by the school reforms of the early 1980s and the devolvement of some operational responsibilities from central agencies to self-governing Boards of Trustees. This model actively encouraged groups of schools (clusters) to collaborate with each other in the design and delivery of professional development to cluster teachers. The model is referred to as the ICT PD model. The introduction and continuation of the ICT PD initiative is indicative of the preference of the government to empower schools to take ownership of the professional development process. Thus becoming the analysers, producers, deliverers and consumers of relevant and authentic professional development and, through this process, to develop sustainable communities of practice. The focus of this phase of the research project is to identify those key features of the current model of ICT PD provision (as demonstrated through research reports to the Ministry of Education), that could be considered ’best practice’ and whether these should be retained as recommendations for any future model of ICTPD provision.

Item Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Keywords that describe the item:ICT PD Cluster, professional development, ICT enhanced learning
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Research Facilities > Emerging Technologies Centre
Corporate > Library
ID Code:472
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Deposited On:07 Dec 2009 03:13
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