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Determinants of the sustainability of teacher design teams as a professional development arrangement for developing technology integration knowledge and skills
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, Dar es salaam University College of Education, Tanzania ; , Netherlands Institute for Curriculum Development, Netherlands ; , University of Amsterdam/ Windesheim University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Jacksonville, Florida, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-07-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA

Abstract

Teacher design team was introduced to in-service science teachers in Tanzania between 2011 and 2012 as a professional development arrangement for developing technology integration knowledge and skills. This study was conducted to investigate the extent of the teachers’ continuous collaboration in design teams to design technology enhanced lessons after the professional development program had ended. A total of 29 in-service science teachers who previously participated in the professional development arrangement participated in the study. A triangulation of a questionnaire, focus group discussion and interview showed a limited collaboration in design teams among teachers. Lack of common time for meeting in design teams, lack of support from the management, the teachers’ negative attitudes towards design teams and lack of facilities (technological tools) were reported by teachers as important factors contributing to low collaboration in team and use of technology in teaching.

Citation

Kafyulilo, A., Fisser, P. & Voogt, J. (2014). Determinants of the sustainability of teacher design teams as a professional development arrangement for developing technology integration knowledge and skills. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2014--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2130-2136). Jacksonville, Florida, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved November 26, 2020 from .

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