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Releasing the pedagogical power of information and communication technology for learners: A case study

Cecily Mary Knight, Central Queensland University, Australia
Bruce Allen Knight, Central Queensland University, Australia
Daniel Teghe, Central Queensland University, Australia


Abstract
There is currently much debate around how best to incorporate Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) into teacher education programs (Karsenti, 2001; Snider, 2002; Bain, 2004). Rapid advances in ICTs demand changes to our education systems. Computer technology has been absorbed into our schools but in many instances teachers simply deliver old lessons in a new format, and rarely fully capitalise on this technology in their practice. This paper will explore two issues, firstly, what are the barriers to educators embracing the new technologies, and secondly, what role do teacher education programs play in breaking down the barriers. In discussing these issues, initiatives being undertaken in Queensland will be highlighted.


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