Moving education into the digital age: the contribution of teachers' professional development

Resource type
Journal Article
Authors/contributors
Title
Moving education into the digital age: the contribution of teachers' professional development
Abstract
This article introduces the main outcomes of discussions at EDUsummIT 2011 by the specific Technical Working Group on Teacher Professional Development (TWG3). The focus was to explore how professional development of teachers may ensure that teachers are better prepared to use information and communication technology (ICT) to promote 21st century learning. The article is organized into three main sections: a review of key literature on professional development of teachers (TPD), in general and with specific reference to ICT; a summary of the key points emerging from TWG3's discussions; and recommendations for action. On the basis of discussions held within the TWG3, the authors concluded that effective TPD requires changes at several levels of educational systems (political, institutional and individual), and that ICTs should be seen as an opportunity for introducing new goals, structures and roles that support these changes. It is significant that while many of the issues highlighted by the group are well established, addressing them continues to be problematic globally.
Publication
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning
Volume
29
Issue
5
Pages
426-437
Date
2013
Language
en
ISSN
1365-2729
Short Title
Moving education into the digital age
Accessed
01/09/2020, 11:06
Library Catalog
Wiley Online Library
Citation
Twining, P., Raffaghelli, J., Albion, P., & Knezek, D. (2013). Moving education into the digital age: the contribution of teachers’ professional development. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 29(5), 426–437. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcal.12031