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China funded study- "Digital Technology and shifting pedagogy towards Future schools: A comparative study"

This project will investigate the current application of digital technology and appropriate pedagogy in a sample of schools in Urumqi China.

Linked to the project Digital Futures in NT Schools, this study was initiated in early 2017 and will investigate the current application of digital technology and appropriate pedagogy in a sample of schools in Urumqi China. The project will investigate the current practices of teachers in the application of digital technology and associated pedagogy and their expectations of education practices moving towards the year 2030. In adopting a futures orientation the project will first investigate the current practices of teachers and digital technologies that they use or have available to them in their schools for their teaching and their student learning. With this current situation and outlook established teachers will be involved in a process of stretching their imagination in looking towards what future learning and teaching might be like.

The purpose of this project is to:

1. Identify current availability of digital technology to teachers and to students
2. Identify the current use of digital technology and ICT-based pedagogy by teachers and students in their teaching and learning including their attitudes towards the application of digital technology to teaching and learning
3. Involve teachers in a structured process of critical reflection of their future practice involving digital technology and ICT-based pedagogy and what they could do to prepare themselves for the rapidly changing world of the classrooms
4. Develop a set of overarching strategies and imperatives to increase the uptake and use of digital technology and ICT-based pedagogy by teachers currently and working towards 2030.

Dr Jon Mason

Dr Jon Mason
Theme Leader- Digital Education Futures theme
T: 08 8946 6632
E: jon.mason@cdu.edu.au

Dr Greg Shaw

Associate Professor Greg Shaw
Teacher Education
T: 08 8946 7305
E: greg.shaw@cdu.edu.au

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