ICT PD Cluster Programme Research Review Project: ICT integration in schools: Key findings from New Zealand evaluations and research

Clayton, John and Elliott, Richard and Saravani, Sarah-Jane (2009) ICT PD Cluster Programme Research Review Project: ICT integration in schools: Key findings from New Zealand evaluations and research. Project Report. Emerging Technologies Centre, Hamilton, New Zealand.

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To participate successfully in an increasingly globally-connected learning environment, New Zealand schools have increased their investment in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). This increased investment in ICTs has seen a corresponding increase in the allocation of funds for the professional development of teachers. This increased provision acknowledges the fact that teachers knowledge and understanding of ICTs in teaching and learning will impact directly on the capacity and capability of schools to engage in ICT supported learning environments. Influenced by the school reforms of the early 1980s, a school focused and administered model of professional development has been supported by the Ministry of Education since 1999. This model actively encouraged groups of schools (clusters) to collaborate with each other in the design and delivery of professional development to cluster teachers. This model is referred to as the ICT PD model. The focus of this phase of the project is deliberately narrow and reports only on the findings within the material reviewed. Firstly, it highlights those attributes of the current model of ICT PD provision which could be considered "best practice" secondly, it outlines the potential of ICT PD objectives for the next five years and finally, describes how future ICT PD provision could be designed, deployed and implemented. The reports reviewed noted the effects of long-term, school-based, whole staff professional development were positive. In essence, schools need to be empowered to design and deliver professional development events, formal and informal, to meet the identified needs of their communities.

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:475
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Deposited On:07 Dec 2009 21:53
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