The challenge of developing innovative science teachers with ICT

2013-08-23T08:41:21Z (GMT) by Laurence Rogers John Twidle
This article begins by reviewing some important software tools which have benefits for science teaching and then describes ways in which the teacher has an important influence on the success of ICT activities in the classroom. Through examples of how such tools may be used to create new activities, we discuss some of the skills and teaching approaches needed to exploit their potential for learning. We then look at a model of teacher development and suggest how the training materials developed by the ICT for Innovative Science Teachers Project might be used in future training courses to meet the challenge of a changing pedagogy with ICT.