Primary teachers’ self‑assessment of their confidence in implementing digital technologies curriculum

Redmond, Petrea ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9674-1206 and Smart, Victoria ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6718-5746 and Powell, Alwyn and Albion, Peter ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7911-5537 (2021) Primary teachers’ self‑assessment of their confidence in implementing digital technologies curriculum. Educational Technology Research and Development, 69 (5). pp. 2895-2915. ISSN 1042-1629

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Abstract

Technology has significantly impacted our work and leisure spaces, but education is still working to build a bridge between the technological knowledge and skills required for living now and preparing students for their future. Although a reduction in the cost of technology has led to increased access and connectivity within schools, where teachers now have a plethora of tools and resources available for them to use in teaching and learning, little has changed in classrooms. Teachers are attempting to provide effective instruction with and about digital technologies often with limited knowledge and skills themselves. This study investigated Australian primary teachers’ self-assessment of their digital technology proficiency. Through an online survey and interviews teachers were asked about their access to professional development and their knowledge and skills related to the digital technologies curriculum. This paper provides an analysis of their self-assessment. Barriers and enablers are identified along with practice implications to be considered.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2021 23:54
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2022 22:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: Primary teachers; ICT; self-assessment; confidence; digital technologies; technology curriculum
Fields of Research (2008): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130105 Primary Education (excl. Maori)
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390304 Primary education
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390405 Educational technology and computing
39 EDUCATION > 3903 Education systems > 390307 Teacher education and professional development of educators
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390113 Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160303 Teacher and instructor development
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160304 Teaching and instruction technologies
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160103 Primary education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-021-10043-2
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/44804

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