Interactive Children, Communicative Teaching: ICT and Classroom Teaching (Enriching the Primary Curriculum - Child, Teacher, Context)

Interactive Children, Communicative Teaching: ICT and Classroom Teaching (Enriching the Primary Curriculum - Child, Teacher, Context)

by Cook (Author)

Synopsis

* Why should teachers use information and communications technology (ICT) in their classroom practice?
* What contribution does ICT make to enhancing children's learning?
* How does technology fit with what teachers already know about teaching and learning and how can it be incorporated into everyday classroom experiences?

This sympathetic and accessible book aims to support teachers in providing rich learning experiences for children through the use of information and communications technology. The focus throughout is on pedagogy and the authors draw consistently upon an educational perspective which emphasises the socially and culturally influenced nature of learning. Interactions between teachers, children and computers are recognised as being at the heart of the learning process and practical guidance is provided as to ways in which teachers can incorporate ICT into their existing classroom practices.

The book will be important reading for both student and practising teachers and will be particularly valuable for those who are uncertain or apprehensive about the challenges and opportunities which ICT offers.

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More Information

Format: Paperback
Pages: 142
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Open University Press
Published: 01 Nov 1999

ISBN 10: 0335200206
ISBN 13: 9780335200207

Author Bio
Deirdre Cook is senior lecturer in Education at the University of Derby (since 1989) and formerly taught in both KS1 and KS2. She has a particular interest in literacy and other early semiotic activity in children such as emergent mathematics. This lead her to undertake research with Helen Finlayson on the ways in which children use computers to help them make sense of signs and symbols in mathematics and literacy.

Helen Finlayson has a background in teaching and psychology. She has been researching and teaching in ICT since being a member of the Edinburgh Logo project in the early 1980s.