This book explores the impact new information and communication technologies are having on teaching and the way children learn. The book addresses key issues across all phases of education, both in the UK and internationally. ICT, Pedagogy and the Curriculum looks at the relationship between ICT, paradigms of teaching and learning, and the way in which curriculum subjects are represented. Three principal areas are addressed:
(1) the wider perception of ICT in society, culture and schooling; (2) the challenges to pedagogy; and (3) the way in which ICT not only supports learning and teaching but changes the nature of curriculum subjects.
The tensions between the use of technology to replicate traditional practices and the possibilities for transforming the curriculum and pedagogy are explored. This book offers an original and distinctively critical perspective on the way in which we understand ICT in education. It will be of interest to all primary and secondary teachers and those in initial teacher training concerned about current technology initiatives in education and how to respond to them.
Avril Loveless is a Senior Lecturer in ICT in Education at the University of Brighton.
Viv Ellis is Lecturer in English Education at the University of Southampton.