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ICTs use in the public Greek Primary Schools: the teachers' experiences
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Informatics.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 80 credits / 120 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Education is a sector that has the potential to become a critical area of action for the full exploitation of ICT. Educational systems of developed and developing countries have an ever-increasing tendency to apply ICT to education, in an attempt to prepare their students for the future's society. This thesis attempted to explore what kind of ICT is used in the Greek Primary Schools and develop an understanding on the relationship between the ICT and the teachers. The philosophical background is post-phenomenology and the methods chosen for collecting data for this research are policy document analysis and interviews. The empirical findings show that various ICT are being used in the classrooms of the Greek Primary Schools,  others widely and others occasionally. The research compares the legal framework revolving around ICT in Primary Schools in Greece, with the teachers' own experiences and shows that the guidelines suggested by the Greek Ministry of Education cannot be followed easily, due to economical and pedagogical reasons. It also investigates the ICT's effects on the teachers and the students through the teachers' own words and perceptions. The effects are mostly positive, there are mentioned however, some negative ones to take into consideration. Finally, the research presents a number of sectors where the participant teachers suggested there is room for improvement. By comparing the legal framework with the situation in the Primary Schools, this research adds a new perspective to the previous literature. The findings show that the current situation can be improved and the teachers' statements may trigger further research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 82
Keywords [en]
ICT, Information and Communication Technology, Primary education, Post-phenomenology, Greece
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-68717OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-68717DiVA, id: diva2:1156272
Subject / course
Informatics
Educational program
Master Programme in Information Systems, 120 credits
Presentation
2017-10-06, 09:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-12-14 Created: 2017-11-10 Last updated: 2018-01-13Bibliographically approved

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