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A Constructive Approach to Staff Development and Educational Change
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A Constructive Approach to Staff Development and Educational Change

Abstract

Since 1990 the author has designed and led staff development activities for 12 Australian schools in which every child is asked to own a notebook computer. Workshops are designed to inspire teachers to lead each other in the transition from traditional methodology to universal personal computing. This paper provides a case study of a school in Melbourne (Australia) which embarked on such a transition in 1989, where the computer became an intellectual laboratory and vehicle for self-expression. Staff development strategies which have attempted to bolster teacher confidence and accommodate individual teacher learning styles are: in-classroom collaborations among teachers; 3-day "slumber parties" featuring extended periods of project brainstorming; and building a book on the personal computer. General suggestions for success in similar situations are listed, including off-site institutes and in-school sabbaticals. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/BEW)

Citation

Stager, G.S. A Constructive Approach to Staff Development and Educational Change. Presented at A Constructive Approach to Staff Development and Educational Change. Retrieved April 21, 2021 from .

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