Title

Activity theory to investigate the implementation of ICTE

Source of Publication

Education and Information Technologies

Abstract

The purpose of this pilot study was to examine how one primary school implements Information and Communication Technologies in Education (ICTE). The principal, IT coordinator and two class teachers were interviewed to determine their views of how ICTE was being implemented. Activity theory was used as a means of analysing the data. The findings suggest a range of views about ICTE existed within the school. The implications suggest it is important for schools to recognise the different views of ICTE existing in their communities and to take cognisance of this when, for example, planning professional development. The study also suggests that more sensitive analytical approaches need to be developed to enable more critical evaluations of ICTE's implementation within schools to be made. © 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

First Page

323

Last Page

332

Publication Date

1-1-2002

DOI

10.1023/A:1020961421243

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Geoff Romeo, Monash University
Ian Walker, Zayed University

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