Looking back at the future school journey: A brief review of the teachers' and leaders' design and research effort from the framework of technological pedagogical content knowledge

Ching Sing Chai, Chin Chung Tsai

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The proliferation of computers has transformed all aspects of life in thecontemporary world. Schools, which are traditionally positioned to preserve and transmit the cultural achievements of the past for continuous future development,have been challenged to change its roles. Hence the notion of future schools is bornand selected schools are tasked to be the path finders to create the new knowledgeand practice of schooling and educating children. This book documented theimportant lessons learnt in one of the future primary schools in Singapore. As thebroad schemes of the book and the first chapter have aptly revealed, ICT offermany opportunities for elementary school children to be enculturated into thetechnology-mediated world. However, the opportunities have to be actualized inthe classrooms through teachers' design efforts (Chai, Koh, Tsai, & Tan, 2011) tobear positive outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCreating Holistic Technology-Enhanced Learning Experiences
Subtitle of host publicationTales from a Future School in Singapore
PublisherSense Publishers
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789462090866
ISBN (Print)9462090858, 9789462090859
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes


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  • Social Sciences(all)

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