Written for student teachers learning to teach in primary and secondary schools and newly qualified teachers, this book has been designed to engage with a wide range of issues related to ICT teaching. It presents key debates that teachers will need to understand, reflect on and engage in as part of their professional development. Chapters highlight major questions, consider the evidence from theory and practice and arrive at possible answers. Building on their learning about teaching using ICT on ITT courses, this book will encourage students and newly qualified teachers to consider and reflect on issues so that they can make reasoned and informed judgements about their teaching.
Issues discussed include :

  • the background to developments in the UK
  • the globalisation of teachers using technology
  • the role of the teacher
  • teacherless classrooms
  • a whole school approach to using ICT
  • creativity
  • visual literacy and ICT
  • school websites and opportunities for lifelong learning in the community.

part I|80 pages

Political and philosophical issues

chapter 1|12 pages

Electronic professional networks for teachers

Political issues

chapter 2|16 pages

Connecting schools and pupils: To what end?

Issues related to the use of ICT in school-based learning1

chapter 3|18 pages

The Virtual Community of Teachers

'Power stations' for learners nationwide?

chapter 4|12 pages

ICFT: Information, communication and friendship technology

Philosophical issues relating to the use of ICT in school settings

part II|98 pages

Implications for teaching approaches and pupil learning

chapter 6|13 pages

The role of the teacher

Teacherless classrooms?

chapter 10|13 pages

Creating and maintaining the school website

Meaningless task or educational activity – luxury or necessity?

chapter 11|15 pages

Key Skills and the post 16 curriculum

An innovative approach

chapter 12|21 pages

Making and using multimedia

A critical examination of learning opportunities

part III|54 pages

Wider issues for the educational community

chapter 13|9 pages


Developing a learning community

chapter 15|17 pages

Developing a 'cognitively flexible literacy'

From an industrial society to the information age

chapter 16|10 pages

Building on-line communities for teachers

Issues emerging from research1