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An examination of the implementation of ICT teaching methodologies in the 5th and 6th class primary school curriculum

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Brien, Maureen
dc.contributor.author Treacy, Eilis
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-28T15:38:28Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-28T15:38:28Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/439
dc.description non-peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract The Primary School Curriculum (1999) is taught in all primary schools in Ireland. Using Information and Communication Technologies is recognised as a teaching methodology in the teacher guideline documents of the Primary School Curriculum. This case study on 20 schools in the environs of a large town in the west of Ireland, examined the implementation of ICT teaching methodologies in the primary school curriculum in 5th and 6th class. Pupil to computer ratio varied widely depending on single class settings and multi-class settings. Pupils‟ use of computers ranged from everyday to rarely. Lack of infrastructure and class size was a major factor in the lack of integration of ICT methodologies in classroom teaching. Teachers surveyed and interviewed called for professional development in this area and a clear practical ICT curriculum for primary schools. Lack of time and support were further impediments to successful ICT integration. The abolition of the ICT advisory service added additional responsibility to the schools ICT post holders and principal. Recommendations drawn from this study include an interactive e-portal in conjunction with pedagogically appropriate ICT teaching resources, in-service days for ICT and a system to maintain existing ICT infrastructure in schools. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Limerick en_US
dc.subject primary school curriculum en_US
dc.subject ICT en_US
dc.subject education
dc.title An examination of the implementation of ICT teaching methodologies in the 5th and 6th class primary school curriculum en_US
dc.type Master thesis (taught) en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_theses_dissertations en_US
dc.type.restriction none en

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