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Interactive White Board use in pre-service primary education in Ireland

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  • 1. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in  Ireland (Work in progress) University of Limerick Ireland Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry
  • 2. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in Ireland Site & Setting • Mary Immaculate College ‐University of Limerick,  Ireland • 2500 B.Ed  & Liberal Art students • 27 B.Ed students participated in this study • ICT Elective final year • Interactive White Board  Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry 7/29/2009 2
  • 3. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in Ireland Rationale for study • Increasing number of IWBs in Irish Primary Schools • Need to prepare student teachers primary to use  and integrate IWBs into their teaching Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry 7/29/2009 3
  • 4. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in Ireland • The Study • 27 students prepared IWB lessons (ActivePrimary software) • One lesson chosen to present in real classroom • This lesson produced as DVD for evaluation by  cohort Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry 7/29/2009 4
  • 5. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in Ireland The study had two questions • How effective was the IWB in a real class setting? • How could the training in the use of the IWB be  improved at pre‐service? Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry 7/29/2009 5
  • 6. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in Ireland Method • Observation using FIAC (Flanders Interaction  Analysis Categories)    Croll, P. (1986) Systematic Classroom Observation, London: The Falmer Press • Focus group interview and full cohort survey Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry 7/29/2009 6
  • 7. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in Ireland Results Question 1. How effective was the IWB in a real  class setting? • children were highly motivated  • classroom management was not an issue  • amount of teacher talk and action  • very little pupil interaction with each other  • didactic approach by the class teacher Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry 7/29/2009 7
  • 8. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in Ireland Question 2. How could the training in the use of the  IWB be improved at pre‐ service? • replace the present ICT module  • compulsory IWB classes for all B.Ed students • DVDs modelling IWB lessons across all areas of the  curriculum • training for various boards  Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry 7/29/2009 8
  • 9. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in Ireland Conclusions • college must prepare students • teaching methodologies need to be reviewed in all  areas of curriculum Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry 7/29/2009 9
  • 10. RITWIT Conference, Cambridge, June 29th & 30th 2009 Interactive White Board use in  pre‐service primary education in Ireland Questions Dr. David O’Grady & Brendan Barry 7/29/2009 10

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