Strategybased development of teacher educators' ICT competence through a cooperative staff development project

Jari Lavonen, Matti Lattu, Kalle Juuti, Veijo Meisalo

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Abstract

An ICT strategy and an implementation plan for teacher education were created in a cooperative process. Visions and expectations of staff members and students were registered by questionnaires and by making notes during sessions in which the strategy was created. Thereafter, an implementation document, where the staff development programme and plans of how to develop ICT infrastructure and to integrate ICT to teacher education, was created. A large programme for staff ICT skills development was implemented and a new infrastructure (a new domain and websites etc.) was developed over a twoyear period. On the basis of staff selfevaluation data, staff ICT skills developed substantially and ICT use as part of teacher education grew more versatile. On the basis of our experiences and the data collected during the project, a list of properties needed for a successful staff development project is given.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)241-265
Number of pages25
JournalEuropean Journal of Teacher Education
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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