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Title: The professional development of teachers' classroom use of ICT through mentoring
Author: Podhraški, Ivan Edward
ISNI:       0000 0001 3493 2605
Awarding Body: Open University
Current Institution: Open University
Date of Award: 2009
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This study is concerned with the effective mentoring of teachers. It is qualitative by nature and is organised as two case studies; the first being conducted in a primary school and the second in an inner city mixed comprehensive school. The study considers the process of mentoring as a mechanism to build on skills developed by New Opportunities Funding (NOF). It therefore considers the confidence and competence of teachers in using Information Communications Technology (ICT) in their teaching. Two main questions were posed: * Can mentoring improve staff attitudes towards the use of ICT in the classroom? *Can mentoring be used as a tool to enhance CPD in ICT and hence encourage staff to increase and develop their use of ICT in the classroom? Data was collected over a period of three years in the form of field notes, semi-structured interviews, documentation, pupil group interviews, book scrutiny and classroom/lesson observations from teachers (the mentees), their mentors and their pupils.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ed.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral