ERG SES G 06, ICT and Education
Childrens participation and equality in learning in the use of ICT
Living in the 21st century requires new ways of thinking in the educators. Schools have to enculture pupils to be lifelong learners. Pupils need to learn how to seek information, think critically and be initiative about learning. The use of ICT is regulated by the national curriculum and Child And Youth Policy Programme of Finland.
The research Childrens participation and equality in learning in the use of ICT is about pupils participation in the schools. And are the pupils allowed to choose the learning tools or are they commanded by the teachers. Are the pupils allowed to use their personal device at school or at home for schools assignments.
The pre-research study is for 5th and 6th graders in Primary schools in the South-West of Finland. (N= 100) After the pre-questionnaire has been analyzed, several areas through Finland will take part in the research. (N= 500)
The main questions are:
-Are the pupils active in participating in the primary schools?
-Is there equality in learning in the use of ICT?
-What is the capacity of ICT in primary schools and how actively is it used.
- Who controls the use of ICT in education?
- Do schools follow national curriculum in participation and educational use of ICT
- Are the pupils allowed to use their personal device at school or at home for schools assignments.
The concepts in this research are participation in schools, equality in learning, equality in schools in ICT, learning methods, personal ict device
The approach of the research is to characterize the process of implementing use of ICT in education. The theoretical framework will be derived from reviewing the literature.
Using an interpretive approach, a quantitative study is the practical basis for undertaking research, guided by the framework and finally mapping the study findings.
Abrahams, C. (2011) Children at school-magazine, National Children’s Bureau publications Blamire, Roger (2013)Living Schools Lab, Advanced Schools Lead teacher-workshop 17.-18.1.2013, Brussels Ertmer, P. A. (2005). Teacher pedagogical beliefs: the final frontier in our quest for technology integration? Educational Technology Research and Development , 53(4), 25-39. European Commission, Digital agenda for Europe. Survey of schools: ICT in Education. 2013 Finlex, the Law of Finland www.finlex.fi Glazer, E., Hannafin, M. J., & Song, L. (2005). Promoting technology integration through collaborative apprenticeship. Educational Technology Research and Development , 53(4), 57-67. Hart, Roger A. (1992) Children’s Participation from Tokenism to Citizenship: UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, 1992, Florence. Katajamäki, Hannu (2013) Osallistavat työtavat Turussa –koulutus,(Tools for participation workshop) 4.12.2012 Turku, Finland Lapsi- ja nuorisopolitiikan kehittämisohjelma OKM julkaisuja 2012:6 Murray, R. (2012) Sixth Sense: The Disabled Children and Young People's Participation Project. Children & Society Special Issue: Researching the Lives of Disabled Children and Young People, Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 262–267 Mäkinen, M. (2006) Digitaalinen voimistuminen ja kansalaisten osallisuus tietoyhteiskunnassa, , Tampere Tiedotusopin lisensiaatintutkielma 2006 Payne, D. (2000). Teacher professional development—the principal’s critical role. NASSP Bulletin , 84(618), 13-21. Perusopetuksen opetussuunnitelman perusteet 2004, verkkosivu National curriculum Perusopetuksen opetussuunnitelman perusteiden uudistumisesta, opetushallituksen tiedote 2012. www.minedu.fi/OPM/Tiedotteet/2012/06/VN_tuntijako.html Royer, R. (2002). Supporting technology integration through action research. The Clearing House , 75(5), 233-237. Staples, A., Pugach, M.C., & Himes, D. (2005). Rethinking the technology integration challenge: Cases from three urban elementary schools. Journal of Research on Technology in Education , 37(3), 285-311. Vario, P.; Barkman, J. ; Kiili,J.; Nikkanen, M.; Oranen, M. & Jaana Tervo (2012) Lapsiasiavaltuutetun toimiston julkaisuja 2012:6 verkkojulkaisu: www.lapsiasia.fi/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=5535297&name=DLFE-22613.pdf 27.9.2012.
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
The programme is updated regularly (each day in the morning)
- Search for keywords and phrases in "Text Search"
- Restrict in which part of the abstracts to search in "Where to search"
- Search for authors and in the respective field.
- For planning your conference attendance you may want to use the conference app, which will be issued some weeks before the conference
- If you are a session chair, best look up your chairing duties in the conference system (Conftool) or the app.