Why teachers make use of ICT in education
2007 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
This study investigates teachers in the Swedish ten-year compulsory school who use ICT
(Information and communication technology) in their classroom practice. It poses and
gives answers to questions about what is contributing most to explain why they choose to
use computers and information technology in their work with students/pupils and uses
multiple regression analysis in order to investigate the best pattern of predictive variables.
A significant model emerged suggesting that teachers using ICT with students were
interested in changing their classroom practice. They also felt self-efficacious in using
computers in education and they have positive attitudes toward using ICT in education.
The present investigation differs from other studies in that it examines teachers who
already are using technology in their classroom practice and it could be seen as a building
block in the development of knowledge about how teachers can become more competent
and confident in using ICT in their pedagogical work in classroom practice.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ICT, information technology, communication technology, Education science directed to information and communications technology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-5905Local ID: 2320/3613OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-5905DiVA: diva2:886587
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