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Understanding Primary Teachers' Use of Learning Technologies: a positioning theory approach

J Blannin, M Baguley (ed.)

International Federation of Information Processing | Australian Association for Research in Education | Published : 2016

Abstract

From around age 10, today’s primary school students are seeking to engage and collaborate with their peers online (Australian Communications and Media Authority, 2013). As these students prepare to enter the middle years of schooling, their out-of-school learning experiences begin to diverge from their in-school classroom experiences. This disconnect presents a growing and ever-changing challenge to teachers seeking to educate today’s youth. Teachers are now required to integrate new digital technologies (DTs) into teaching in ways that are often outside their own experiences and practices. Significantly, teachers require targeted professional learning and support to achieve this change. A n..

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