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STEPS Study on TEchnology’s impact in Primary Schools EUN Steering Committee February 2008
Our ICT Impact Report had an impact
Key findings highlight primary school ICT success <ul><li>“ ICT impacts on educational performance in primary schools, par...
Issues highlighted <ul><li>“ Many of the findings relate to the UK. They are mostly in English. There are gaps in what is ...
Recommendations <ul><li>“ Encourage more qualitative trans-national research into ICT impact” </li></ul>
And so we have STEPS <ul><li>18 months to June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Service contract with the Executive Agency  </li></u...
Aims <ul><li>Provide a comparative analysis report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies for the integration of ICT in primary ...
Elements of the report <ul><li>Evidence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative d...
Contracted countries <ul><li>EUN will cover 20 countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nominated by SC in August 2007 </li></ul></ul>
Nominated NCs <ul><li>AT: Karl Lehner, A Knierzinger </li></ul><ul><li>BE: Fernand Mesdom  </li></ul><ul><li>DK: (Nominee ...
Contracted tasks <ul><li>Via SC member (by June 2008): </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a  country questionnaire  on ICT primary...
WP1: Literature review <ul><li>Tasks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify key studies in their country using selection criteria...
WP2: Policy maker survey <ul><li>National/regional policies for ICT in primary schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structured de...
WP2: School survey <ul><li>1: A school self reporting template to identify good practice; </li></ul><ul><li>2: A section w...
Working arrangements <ul><li>To confirm name and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately four days’ work to 3-09 </li><...
Thank you <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://steps-project.wikispaces.com/   </li></ul>
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  1. 1. STEPS Study on TEchnology’s impact in Primary Schools EUN Steering Committee February 2008
  2. 2. Our ICT Impact Report had an impact
  3. 3. Key findings highlight primary school ICT success <ul><li>“ ICT impacts on educational performance in primary schools, particular in English </li></ul><ul><li>ICT improves attainment levels of children 7-16 in the first language, in science and in design and technology, particularly in primary schools </li></ul><ul><li>ICT allows for greater differentiation (especially in primary schools), with programmes tailored to individual pupils’ needs </li></ul><ul><li>Primary teachers consider ICT to have more impact than secondary teachers” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Issues highlighted <ul><li>“ Many of the findings relate to the UK. They are mostly in English. There are gaps in what is known about other countries. </li></ul><ul><li>To what extent are results transferable or are they contextually dependent? </li></ul><ul><li>In what sense can we relate outcomes to national ICT policies?” </li></ul>
  5. 5. Recommendations <ul><li>“ Encourage more qualitative trans-national research into ICT impact” </li></ul>
  6. 6. And so we have STEPS <ul><li>18 months to June 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Service contract with the Executive Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Two partners: EUN, Empirica, plus: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>National Correspondents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experts </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Aims <ul><li>Provide a comparative analysis report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies for the integration of ICT in primary schools in the EU27, Norway, Liechtenstein, and Iceland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Their impact and future development perspectives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Provide evidence on which to base recommendations on ICT in education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the main drivers and enablers for the use of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Propose recommendations for policy makers and stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Elements of the report <ul><li>Evidence: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature review </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quantitative data </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Benchmarking Access and Use of ICT in European Schools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Qualitative data, from </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A school survey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A policy-maker survey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Reports: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Country briefs (30) on ICT in primary schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comparative analysis of approaches </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Good practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>50 examples of good practice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plus 15-20 in-depth school case studies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Searchable knowledge base </li></ul><ul><li>Future development perspectives, conclusions and recommendations </li></ul>
  9. 9. Contracted countries <ul><li>EUN will cover 20 countries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nominated by SC in August 2007 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Nominated NCs <ul><li>AT: Karl Lehner, A Knierzinger </li></ul><ul><li>BE: Fernand Mesdom </li></ul><ul><li>DK: (Nominee of) Lilla Voss </li></ul><ul><li>EE: Aimur Liiva </li></ul><ul><li>FI: Ella Kiesi </li></ul><ul><li>FR: Philippe Claus </li></ul><ul><li>DE: Dagmar Wilde </li></ul><ul><li>HU: Petra Perenyi </li></ul><ul><li>IS: Salvör Gissurardóttir </li></ul><ul><li>IE: Jerome Morrissey </li></ul><ul><li>IT: Fabio Pizzicannella, Caterina Carletti </li></ul>LT: Eugenijus Kurilovas, Valentina Dagiene LU: Daniel Weiler MT: Lawrence Zammit NL: Alfons Ten Brummelhuis PL: Maria Zając PT: Margarida Belchior, Cristina Azevedo Gomes SE: Anna Klerfelt SI: Ivan Gerlič UK: Mick James European Network for Information Society Research will cover: ES, CY, LV, SK, BG, RO plus possibly EL, CZ, HU, NO, LI
  11. 11. Contracted tasks <ul><li>Via SC member (by June 2008): </li></ul><ul><li>Complete a country questionnaire on ICT primary policies </li></ul><ul><li>Via National Correspondent: </li></ul><ul><li>Identify, summarise in English and analyse national studies and initiatives related to ICT in primary schools (by June 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify schools for survey and case studies (Jun 2008) </li></ul><ul><li>Assist experts with / undertake case study visits and writing (Sep 2008- 9) </li></ul>
  12. 12. WP1: Literature review <ul><li>Tasks: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify key studies in their country using selection criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarise, translate and describe relevant points (in English) from these studies using a common template </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Type of study (all primary sector): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ICT impact on learning and learners and teaching and teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Progress made with ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Impact of government initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drivers for the efficient use of ICT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Timeframe; </li></ul><ul><li>Coverage: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At least one major study in each country </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large and small scale </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>National and European studies </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. WP2: Policy maker survey <ul><li>National/regional policies for ICT in primary schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Structured description of the policy according to a common framework </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The general organisation of ICT in primary schools and the general conditions under which this policy is shaped </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of policy failures and lessons learnt (optional) </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of good practice in primary schools </li></ul>
  14. 14. WP2: School survey <ul><li>1: A school self reporting template to identify good practice; </li></ul><ul><li>2: A section with questions to identify the impact of strategies on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The school generally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future development perspectives </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Working arrangements <ul><li>To confirm name and commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Approximately four days’ work to 3-09 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Depending on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Number of studies </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Involvement in case study writing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Incentives? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement in reports </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ensure full national picture is obtained </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Influence future work </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Thank you <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http://steps-project.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul>

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