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Levels of use of interactive whiteboard technology in the primary mathematics classroom


Serow, P and Callingham, R, Levels of use of interactive whiteboard technology in the primary mathematics classroom, Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 20, (2) pp. 161-173. ISSN 1475-939X (2011) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/1475939X.2011.588418


Despite the availability of Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) technology in a large number of Australian primary schools, many teachers focus only on technical issues as opposed to pedagogical engagement in an attempt to incorporate the technology. Previous research suggests that the technology is being used for sophisticated transmission-style teaching as opposed to constructivist approaches. This article presents findings of a project that considered the implementation of IWB technology in three Victorian primary mathematics classrooms (5 to 12 years of age). The study analysed the teaching strategies adopted by three teachers as they embarked on the use of IWB technology as an integral component of mathematical activities with the support of professional development. Teacher use of IWB technology in the primary mathematics classroom was aligned against Beauchampís generic transitional framework for viewing the development of teacher use of IWB technology. Through this alignment, a transitional framework emerged which is specific to the introduction of IWB technology in the mathematics classroom.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and instruction technologies
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:76717
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:13
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-03-09
Last Modified:2014-11-25
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