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The Learning Conference 2003

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Scaffolding Teacher ICT Confidence in Authentic Professional Learning Contexts

Alison Elliott.

This paper highlights some characteristics of primary school teachers who actively use ICTs in their classrooms, as well as the challenges faced by teachers in adopting and integrating ICTs and using learning technologies in pedagogically enriching ways to enhance specific learning outcomes. To illustrate the issues I draw on conversations with classroom teachers about the processes of implementing ICT experiences. I then propose some ideas for teacher professional development that capitalise on teachers’ need to learn about ICT pedagogies in authentic learning contexts with easy transportability to their own teaching.


Alison Elliott  (Australia)
Professor of Early Childhood Education
School of Education
University of Canberra

alison Elliott is Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Canberra. Alison is editor of the Australasia's leading professional journal for early childhood educators - Early Child and the author of numerous publications about teaching and learning with ICTs.

  • information and communications technologies
  • scaffolding
  • pedagogy
  • collaboraive learning

(30 min Conference Paper, English)