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Exploring Teachers’ ICT Pedagogy in the North-West Province, South Africa
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, , North-West University, South Africa

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

South Africa participated in the Second Information Technology in Education Study (SITES 2006) - a large scale international survey on the ICT practices of schools around the world. SITES 2006 did not focus on the unique human experiences and practices of teachers regarding ICTs on a contextual qualitative level. The aim of this investigation was to obtain an in-depth context sensitive understanding of ICT pedagogical practices and experiences of Grade 8 Mathematics and Science teachers at eight different types of schools in the North-West Province of South Africa. We used the computer assisted data analysis program Atlas.ti™ to analyse interview data and constructed an integrated data set which identified four main categories of data related to the ICT pedagogical practices and experiences of teachers: (i) Context Barriers, (ii) Context Enablers, (ii) ICT Barriers, and (iv) ICT Enablers. We explore these categories through observations, photographs and quotations from the interviews.

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Els, C.J. & Blignaut, A.S. (2010). Exploring Teachers’ ICT Pedagogy in the North-West Province, South Africa. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 167-176). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved April 22, 2019 from .

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