Secondary PGCE students’ use of ICT in science teaching: case studies of practice

Grant type: Development (2000-08)
Round: October 2005
Amount awarded £3,793.90
Completed: February 2008
Leader(s): Dr Rob Toplis
Organisation: Brunel University
Contact Email:
Contact phone: 01895 265778
Address: Uxbridge, Middlesex UB8 3PH
Charles Golabek
University of East London
Dr Anna Cleaves
Anglia Polytechnic University
Start Date: 2 January 2006
End Date: 31 July 2006
Interim report received: 21 May 2008
Final report received: 21 May 2008

This collaborative project, from three different University science education providers, is designed to feature nine case studies of PGCE students’ planning and use of ICT in teaching secondary science. It will analyse a range of different ICT activities from students’ lesson plans, observe their use of ICT in a sample of nine lessons and, through interviews, explore their reasoning for including ICT in teaching. In doing so it aims to examine student teachers’ pedagogical use of how and why ICT can be integrated in science teaching with a view to providing materials that can inform and their extend ICT provision for future initial teacher education. Dissemination will be through ESCalate, BERA and ATSE conference papers and through journal publication.