Kuwait’s Future Schools Teachers’ Perspective on ICT integration in classroom practice

ID: 31877 Type: Brief Paper
  1. Hasibah Mohammad, Nasser Manssour, and Rupert Wegerif, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Friday, March 11 2:45 PM-3:05 PM

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Abstract: In Kuwait, as in many countries, there is a perceived need to develop the creative autonomy of teachers and students, as well as their use of ICT. In this context we conducted research on the effectiveness of a new CPD based on supporting teachers as action researchers. Teachers acted as action researchers studying their use of the information communication technology in their classroom practice. The findings from the teachers’ semi-structured interviews analysis indicated that teachers’ subject knowledge expertise affected their practice and ICT use. Teachers experienced more autonomy integrating ICT in their practice, and their awareness of potential uses of ICT was improved. The study highlighted the strengths and limitations of the approach to CPD of supporting teachers as action researchers.

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