Learning to Teach ICT in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience

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'This book is intended for students training to teach ICT as a subject at secondary level. However, anyone involved in ICT would profit from reading it. It is rich in suggestions and covers most situations that can be found in secondary schools. The tasks that are set throughout the book are realistic and anyone carrying them out will benefit…a pragmatic book that will help anyone develop into an innovative and reflective teacher.' – Jacky Kenny, TES

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Overview

'This book is intended for students training to teach ICT as a subject at secondary level. However, anyone involved in ICT would profit from reading it. It is rich in suggestions and covers most situations that can be found in secondary schools. The tasks that are set throughout the book are realistic and anyone carrying them out will benefit…a pragmatic book that will help anyone develop into an innovative and reflective teacher.' – Jacky Kenny, TES

Learning to Teach ICT in the Secondary School is designed specifically for students training to teach ICT as a curriculum subject at secondary level. This new, second edition and its companion volume, A Practical Guide to Teaching ICT in the Secondary School, have been significantly revised and updated to offer comprehensive coverage of every aspect of teaching ICT successfully.

Learning to Teach ICT in the Secondary School provides an accessible introduction to teaching and learning ICT in the secondary context. Underpinned by a theoretical perspective and backed up by the latest research, it encourages student teachers to develop a personal approach to teaching ICT. With the recent increased emphasis on teachers as researchers and the alignment of many PGCE courses with Masters level criteria, reference to important concepts and theoretical positions have been strengthened. Key issues covered include:

  • The changing nature of ICT in the secondary curriculum
  • New technologies and teaching
  • Autonomous learners and communities of learning
  • Creativity and ICT
  • Thinking skills and technology
  • Assessment
  • ICT and global issues
  • Risk, change, ICT and education
  • Continuing professional development in ICT.

Throughout the book useful tasks and activities to help student-teachers analyze their own teaching and explore the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful teacher of ICT. Rooted in best practice and up-to-the-minute research, this book is also the ideal refresher for more experienced ICT teachers.

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Meet the Author

Andy Connell is PGCE Director and PGCE Technology Course Leader, Keele University, UK.

Anthony Edwards is Principal Lecturer and Head of Education Studies, Liverpool Hope University, UK.

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Table of Contents

Contents 1. Introduction: How to use this book 2. What is ICT? 3. Does the current ICT curriculum deliver what society and the individual wants? 4. ICT in the curriculum? Part 2 – ICT and pedagogy 5. New technology, new teaching 6. Autonomous learners and communities of learning 7. Creativity and ICT 8. Thinking skills and ICT 9. Assessment and ICT 10. The learning, teaching and evaluation cycle Part 3 – Futures and ICT 11. Continuing professional development in ICT 12. ICT and global issues 13. Ever smaller, ever faster syndrome?

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