Teachers’ beliefs and their influence on technology adoption

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    This study examines the specific relationship between the enactment of teachers’ beliefs through their lesson planning and their verbalized or espoused beliefs about teaching and learning with technology. It is proposed that teachers’ beliefs about teaching and learning has a significant role in teachers’ planning, particularly in the decision making around and creativity invested in using technology. Very little research has been conducted in this area and certainly none with a focus on lesson preparation which is argued to be an important contributor to successful teaching practices. This paper outlines the theoretical framework of espoused and enacted beliefs and how it is being used in an ongoing study to better understand the complex reasons surrounding technology adoption and use by teachers.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralian Council for Computers in Education
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Apr 2010
    EventAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2010 - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
    Duration: 6 Apr 20109 Apr 2010


    ConferenceAustralasian Computers in Education Conference 2010
    Abbreviated titleACEC 2010
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