The influence of case-based reasoning on principals’ beliefs about teaching with information and communication technologies

Otto, Thomas L. and Albion, Peter (2003) The influence of case-based reasoning on principals’ beliefs about teaching with information and communication technologies. In: 1st International Conference on Pedagogies and Learning: New Meanings for a New Millennium, 1-4 Oct 2003, Toowoomba, Australia.

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Research suggests there are barriers to principals developing new beliefs and understandings that support a vision of teaching with information and communications technology (ICT). Many principals have not taught with the new technologies and are maintaining print based pedagogies while exploring new pedagogies appropriate to the information age. In a previous study (Otto, 2003), the researcher concluded that in order to change principals’ beliefs about teaching with ICTs, it is necessary to confront old beliefs with new beliefs. His case study of three Queensland primary principals highlighted uncertainties amongst practitioners about what those new beliefs should be. That is, the principals were inconsistent in describing the exemplary use of ICTs in classrooms. It was also noted in the study that the “real world” of the classroom imposed limitations on the implementation of practices recommended in the literature and the vision that teachers and principals have of the ideal classroom. A second study is proposed to investigate the influence of case-based reasoning on principals’ beliefs about teaching with ICTs. The design, development, implementation, and institutionalisation of a prototype multi-media project that employs a case library to support Case-Based Reasoning (CBR) principles will be evaluated. The case library will be compiled of case stories derived from contemporary thinking about best practices in teaching with ICTs and the stories of principals in the field.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: USQ publication. The authors retain individual copyright of their own papers.
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Albion
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2010 05:52
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: ICT integration ; leadership; case-based reasoning
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130304 Educational Administration, Management and Leadership
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7577

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