'Fitting it in': a study exploring ICT use in a UK primary school
Cartwright, Victoria and Hammond, Michael. (2007) 'Fitting it in': a study exploring ICT use in a UK primary school. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (Online Edition), Vol.23 (No.3). pp. 390-407. ISSN 1449-5554
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This paper presents a case study of a primary school which was seen as using ICT effectively to support teaching and learning. Research was carried out over two years (2003-2005) and included observation of lessons, document analysis, interviews, and questionnaires with staff at the school. It was found that 'fitting ICT in', rather than 'effective use of ICT', provided a more accurate description of the complex decisions and actions that were made regarding ICT use in the school. Using a grounded theory framework the paper describes the causal conditions; the contextual conditions; the intervening conditions and the consequences for staff and pupils associated with 'fitting ICT in'. The study argues for an approach to research which seeks to develop collaboration and understanding between researchers and practitioners.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Educaiton, primary, Information and communications technology -- Study and teaching -- England, Education -- Information and communications technology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Australasian Journal of Educational Technology (Online Edition)|
|Date:||28 August 2007|
|Page Range:||pp. 390-407|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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