The use of the interactive whiteboard for creative teaching and learning in literacy and mathematics: a case study

Wood, Ruth and Ashfield, Jean (2008) The use of the interactive whiteboard for creative teaching and learning in literacy and mathematics: a case study. British Journal of Educational Technology, 39(1), pp. 84-96. ISSN (print) 0007-1013

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Abstract

This paper considers the ways in which the interactive whiteboard may support and enhance pedagogic practice through whole-class teaching within literacy and numeracy. Data collected from observations of whole-class lessons, alongside individual interviews and focus group discussions with class teachers and Initial Teacher Education students, has provided opportunities to consider the potential of such technology to facilitate a more creative approach to whole-class teaching. The data suggests that, in the first instance, the special features of information and communications technology such as interactivity, 'provisionality,' speed, capacity and range enhance the delivery and pace of the session. This research seems to indicate that it is the skill and the professional knowledge of the teacher who mediates the interaction, and facilitates the development of pupils' creative responses at the interface of technology, which is critical to the enhancement of the whole-class teaching and learning processes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: interactive whiteboard, learning, creativity, primary, children, classroom, strategies
Research Area: Education
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Education (until January 2013)
Depositing User: Ruth Wood
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2008
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:47
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/3875

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