Dr. Svava PétursdóttirUniversity of Iceland, School of EducationSeminar at NTNU Skolelaboratoriet17. júní 2013Reykjavík, I...
UnglingaherbergiComputersMobile phoneMp3 playerExternal hard drive2
Where is technology in schools?Smartphone ?3
Phase II Qualitative exploration ofteachers´ICT usePhase III InterventionsTests, observations,interviews40 Volunteers from...
Use of ICT in Iceland 2009“Often”• internet searches• word processing• presentation software• watch videos• take photos“Cl...
1. Pupilsinsertnumber ofmolecules2. Websitedrawsdiagrams3. Websitegivesfeedback
1. Pupilschoosenumber oforganismsand startsimulation2. Website shows how ecosystem fares, pupils can view progressin three...
2. Pupils control environment1. Pupils choose experiment,read and follow instructions3. Pupils observe bugs andpopulation
Links to reading materialwith simple animationsQuiz 2-8 questionsLinks to morepages with samestructure
Lessons learned• Interactive GOOD !!– to much BAD !!• Relevant GOOD !!– Will be on the test• Reading from screen NOT GOOD•...
Hew and Brush 2007Subject cultureGeneral set of institutionalizedpractices and expectations whichhas grown up around a par...
National level Institution/school level Teacher level Classroom levelSubject culture ICT cultureSubject prestige No testin...
• The pattern ........A goodteacher ?Lesseffectiveteacher ?
• What if ........• Gets toolsAquiresknowledge
Conclusion• “ICT is not the golden ticket”• Short intervention, not realistic to expectlarge differences• Good tools can m...
Náttúrutorg
The aims are to strengthenscience education• Cooperation ofteachers• To shareknowledge andexperience• Break professionalis...
Community onFacebook18WebsiteMeetings,seminars,workshops
Teachers :• Ask questions• Give advice• Share resources• Discuss issuesJune 2013181 membersActive groupOver 120 see postsC...
Just saw a funexperiment onyoutube, here isa link toinstuctions to alot ofexperiments , ahandy website.Cool, to put astopw...
Menntakvika 2011Question aboutteaching ideason nuclearenergy13 repliesMaterial for awhole teachingsequence
Share experienceExplore and discussAsk questionsshareOthers silently “LISTENING”
Vefsíða• Links to resources• Notices• Mailing list• Bank of resources
• Conference every year?• Educamps• Reach to a larger area• Experiment withdifferent models of CPD
Possible ideas- thinking outloud• Professional development• Teaching methods– Inquery based teaching– ICT– Combined ?• Res...
Tak for meg Svava Pétursdóttirsvavap@hi.is 27
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  1. 1. Dr. Svava PétursdóttirUniversity of Iceland, School of EducationSeminar at NTNU Skolelaboratoriet17. júní 2013Reykjavík, Iceland.svavap@hi.isICT and scienceeducation –in schools and professionaldevelopment
  2. 2. UnglingaherbergiComputersMobile phoneMp3 playerExternal hard drive2
  3. 3. Where is technology in schools?Smartphone ?3
  4. 4. Phase II Qualitative exploration ofteachers´ICT usePhase III InterventionsTests, observations,interviews40 Volunteers fromsurvey2 Focus groups(4+2)10 interviewsInterventionteachers andpupilsFour cases +13 Comparisonteachers andpupilsPhase I123 responses to asurvey on ICT use1 new recruit4
  5. 5. Use of ICT in Iceland 2009“Often”• internet searches• word processing• presentation software• watch videos• take photos“Close to never”• simulations• data loggers• data bases“Seldom”• spread sheets• educational software• e-mail• photo editingSince• Tablets• apps• e-books•smart-phonesIn a fewschools
  6. 6. 1. Pupilsinsertnumber ofmolecules2. Websitedrawsdiagrams3. Websitegivesfeedback
  7. 7. 1. Pupilschoosenumber oforganismsand startsimulation2. Website shows how ecosystem fares, pupils can view progressin three different formats3. Websitegives score
  8. 8. 2. Pupils control environment1. Pupils choose experiment,read and follow instructions3. Pupils observe bugs andpopulation
  9. 9. Links to reading materialwith simple animationsQuiz 2-8 questionsLinks to morepages with samestructure
  10. 10. Lessons learned• Interactive GOOD !!– to much BAD !!• Relevant GOOD !!– Will be on the test• Reading from screen NOT GOOD• Language – not a problem– if low requirements
  11. 11. Hew and Brush 2007Subject cultureGeneral set of institutionalizedpractices and expectations whichhas grown up around a particularschool subjectTeacher attitude/beliefTeacher´s belief about theeducational purpose of usingtechnology in the teachingand learning processAttitudes towards work“going the extra mile”Knowledge/SkillsTechnology skillsTechnology-supportedpedagogy skillsTechnology-related-classroom managementskillsContent knowledgeInstitutionLeadershipTime-tablingstructureSchool planResourcesAvailability of technologyAccess to technologyTimeTechnical supportAssessementMeasuring studentlearning, typicallythrough high-stakesexaminationsTechnologyIntegrationNot relevant inan Icelandiccontext, nohigh stakestesting inscience (PISA)Where is thecurriculumand policyWhere isprofessionalsupport relatedto knowledgeand skills –isolationIn resources –availability ofrelevant DLRin IcelandicAmbitionandincentivesPupils?11
  12. 12. National level Institution/school level Teacher level Classroom levelSubject culture ICT cultureSubject prestige No testing Teaching methods-Pedagogy Modes of learningTeacherattitude/belief• educational purpose ofusing ICT in teaching• towards workKnowledge/SkillsTechnology skillsTechnology-supportedpedagogy skillsTechnology-related-classroom managementskillsContent knowledgeSupport CPDLeadershipCoP Peer supportResourcesAvailability of technology Access to technologyDLR´s -RelevanceTechnical support Time-tablingPolicyCurriculumSchool self evaluationUnion agreementsTechnologyIntegrationPUPILSNeedsandwishesTime – PrioritisationTime to learn Time to plan Time to evaluate Time to practice12
  13. 13. • The pattern ........A goodteacher ?Lesseffectiveteacher ?
  14. 14. • What if ........• Gets toolsAquiresknowledge
  15. 15. Conclusion• “ICT is not the golden ticket”• Short intervention, not realistic to expectlarge differences• Good tools can make a difference but .......• Tools do not replace effectie teacching• A good tool in the hands of a good teacherthe ideal situation
  16. 16. Náttúrutorg
  17. 17. The aims are to strengthenscience education• Cooperation ofteachers• To shareknowledge andexperience• Break professionalisolation• With help from ICTtools• Pedagogical contentknowledge• Content knowledge• Teaching methods• Practical work• Outdoor education• ICT• Education forsustainability
  18. 18. Community onFacebook18WebsiteMeetings,seminars,workshops
  19. 19. Teachers :• Ask questions• Give advice• Share resources• Discuss issuesJune 2013181 membersActive groupOver 120 see postsCommunity onFacebook
  20. 20. Just saw a funexperiment onyoutube, here isa link toinstuctions to alot ofexperiments , ahandy website.Cool, to put astopwatch onthe projectorif you aremeasuringheartrateswith pupils
  21. 21. Menntakvika 2011Question aboutteaching ideason nuclearenergy13 repliesMaterial for awhole teachingsequence
  22. 22. Share experienceExplore and discussAsk questionsshareOthers silently “LISTENING”
  23. 23. Vefsíða• Links to resources• Notices• Mailing list• Bank of resources
  24. 24. • Conference every year?• Educamps• Reach to a larger area• Experiment withdifferent models of CPD
  25. 25. Possible ideas- thinking outloud• Professional development• Teaching methods– Inquery based teaching– ICT– Combined ?• Research on impact– Observations– User surveys– Focus groups
  26. 26. Tak for meg Svava Pétursdóttirsvavap@hi.is 27

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