Leaders for Tomorrow - Developing Young Leaders (2007-2008)

Seminar 3: Saturday May 31

New Technologies

My topic:
Latest Technology Initiatives for Schools
Overview of role of VITTA and the current state of play in technology for schools.

Essay topic

What is the connection between encouraging teachers to use ICT and encouraging constructivist teaching approaches?

Relevant references:
Fullan, M. 2003, Change forces with a vengeance, Falmer Press, London, UK.
Johnson, M., Schwab, R and Foa, L. 1999, ‘Technology as a Change Agent for the Teaching Process’, Theory into Practice, vol. 38, no. 1, pp. 24-30.
Jonassen, D., Peck, K. and Wilson, B. 1999, Learning with technology: A constructive perspective. Upper Saddle River, Merrill, USA.
Jones, A. 2004, Barriers to the uptake of ICT by teachers: British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA), accessed 12 January, 2006, <>
Jukes, I. 2006, Understanding Digital Children (DKs), Teaching and Learning in the New Digital Landscape, The InfoSavvy Group, accessed 7 December, 2006, < >.
Kearns, P. 2002, Towards the connected learning society: an international overview of trends in policy for information and communication technology in education, Department of Education Science and Training, ACT, Australia, accessed 13 June, 2006, < >.
Lenhart, A., Madden, M. and Hitlin, P. 2005, Teens and Technology, Youth are leading the transition to a fully wired and mobile nation, Princeton Survey Research Associates, Washington DC, USA, accessed 13 December, 2006, from < [2006, December>.
McKenzie, J. 1998, Adult Technology Learning, Creating Learning Cultures with Just-in-Time Support, accessed 18 June, 2005, from <>.
McKenzie, J. 1999, Reaching the Reluctant Teacher, eschool news, May 1999 accessed 18 June, 2005, from <>.
McKenzie, J. 2001, Planning Good Change with Technology and Literacy, FNO Press, Washington.
Meredyth, D., Russell, N., Blackwood, L., Thomas, W. and Wise, P. 1999, Real Time: Computers, Change and Schooling, National sample study of the information technology skills of Australian school students. Commonwealth Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs, Canberra, accessed 24 May, 2005, from <>.
Newhouse, C.P., Trinidad, S. and Clarkson, B. 2005, Teacher Professional ICT Attributes A Framework, Western Australian Department of Education, Perth.
Papert, S. 1993, The Children's Machine: Rethinking School in the Age of the Computer, Basic Books, USA.
Prensky, M. 2001, ‘Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants’, On the Horizon, vol. 9, no. 5, pp. 1-6.
Richards, C. 2002, ICT Integration, E-portfolios, and learning as an activity-reflection cycle, paper presented at the 2002 AARE conference, Brisbane, accessed 12 December, 2007 from <>.
Sandholtz, J., Ringstaff, C. and Dwyer, D. 1997, Teaching with technology: Creating student-centred classrooms, New York: Centre for Technology in Education, USA.
Siemens, G. 2004a, Connectivism: A Learning Theory for the Digital Age, accessed 21 January, 2006 from <http://>.