The Use of Information Technology in Danish Primary Schools

Amphon Phoruen & Mohammed Saleh

Studenteropgave: Speciale

Abstrakt

This reports explores how IT is being used by teachers in some Danish primary schools. We explore how teachers acquire their knowledge and inspiration of their use of IT in the classroom and how they conform to the learning goals. Furthermore, we conduct interviews with experts on the field of IT in education where we talked to a consultant from the Ministry of IT and learning (STIL) to understand how they work with the teachers and schools. We have further conducted interview with digital editor of the IT education material provider Alinea to understand how they develop their material and what principles do they follow when developing IT systems for education. Another expert interview was with a IT University researcher that explores the idea of programming in primary schools. From that interview we gained understanding of how teachers deal with new IT systems when introduced to them. Aside from the expert’s interviews, we have conducted interviews with teachers and students to get an idea of how some teachers use IT.

We learned that teachers in different schools have different approaches on how to use IT, but there was a common theme on how they used it. We discussed how teachers can explore their own teaching abilities by changing their way of teaching and suggested which approaches the teachers can take if they wish for a successful use of IT in the classroom.

It is concluded that teachers must change their way of teaching and organise their lesson appropriable to this new way of teaching that focus on being a didactic designer and let the students be involved to influence their own learning. This way a teacher will be able to create an environment where differential instruction can take place.

UddannelserInformatik, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
SprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesdato26 jan. 2017
Antal sider90
VejledereBent K. Slot

Emneord

  • schools
  • IT
  • technology
  • teacher
  • student
  • iPad