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1 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June 2003 The Digital Generation Student Voices from the eWatch Study BECTA Research Conference 13th June 2003 Anne Gilleran European Schoolnet

2 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June 2003 EUROPEAN SCHOOLNET 26 Ministries of Education The European Commmission Corporate Partners

3 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Levels of Action School Level School Leaders Teachers and pupils Research level Educational Researchers Educational software and content developers Publishers Technology companies Policy level National Ministries National Educational Inspectorates

4 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June The Levels of the eWatch Study The eWatch study operated at three levels: The Macro Level - looking at trends and policies in Europe The Meso Level - looking at certain countries in depth The Micro level - Looking at specific schools and persons with specific roles

5 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June The eWatch Schools 50 schools in 19 European countries

6 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June The Voices - Phase 1 3 Main Actors School Principal ICT Coordinator Teacher

7 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June The Voices - Phase 2 4 Main Actors School Principal ICT Coordinator Teacher Students

8 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Methodology Phase 2 Questionnaire part 2 Student Questionnaires x 1

9 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June The Focus – Phase 1 Personal data about role and responsibilities in school o ICT vision of the school o Partnership context o ICT personal equipment at school and at home o ICT training o Pedagogical added value o Strategies for change

10 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June The Focus – Phase 2 Teachers, ICT Coordinators, School Principals Changes in : ICT vision of the school Partnership context ICT personal equipment at school ICT training Pedagogical added value Strategies for change Students View Focus to see if the changes mentioned by others are reflected in students opinions

11 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Policy & Practice a common analysis grid INPUT » OUTPUT ˇ Content development Infrastructure & Access Competence building Monitoring & Evaluation Partnership & Market Pedagogical Economic Technological Socio-cultural Organizational

12 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Student Respondents Total 180 students 18 different schools 9 countries Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Sweden

13 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Student Responses by Country 51% Second Level 49% Primary Level 80% fall in the age range % Boys - 34% Girls

14 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June School Usage/By subject Computer Science English as Second Language Mathematics Were the most commonly mentioned subjects 2nd level Own Language 2/3rd Language Geography Mathematics Most commonly mentioned subjects Primary Level

15 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June School Usage by Activity Internet usage high in all mentioned subject Languages - writing and looking up information Technical subjects and physics topics Specialist simulation software Primary level mostly for language and project work

16 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Students reflections about ICT in their learning At Primary Level More Computers in school At Second Level Better software More time

17 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Student Comments However, most of the students already refer to time, cheaper access and quality issues: If we had more computer programs and more time to use them (Students from Finnish secondary school) I need more free time, better software and better hardware to use ICT for learning. If we have good software, use ICT more often, if we students decide, chose, what where and when to learn. (Student from primary school, Slovenia)

18 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June TeachersPhase 2 More specific definition of student benefits Higher order thinking skills Problem solving Logical thinking Critical Thinking Concentration

19 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Teachers Phase 2 Special mention of: More motivation among teachers and students More independent learning Serving special needs students Teaching and learning methods have diversified.

20 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June ICT and curriculum Technical and scientific innovative schools a priori integrate ICT into the curriculum General Secondary schools: curriculum and assessment shackle change! In innovative primary schools pupils learn ICT as well as they learn writing and reading

21 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Home Connection 97% of the respondents have a computer connection at home

22 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Usage at Home

23 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June Student Comments I use my computer in different situations. For example to search information in internet, to have fun and to work for school. I use it to digitalize information, to do school work, to research with multimedia equipment I may acquire, to write texts, and to play some good games. (students from secondary school, Portugal )

24 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June The Future School 1. Ambient Learning Environment 2. Staff Management Room 3. Specialist Room 4. Service Room

25 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June The eWatch reports

26 Anne Gilleran BECTA Research Conference London 13 June EUN Contacts


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