ICT projects: student attitudes & capabilities

Schedule info

Time slot: 

Friday 3 October 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Room: 

Meeting Room 7

Stream: 

  • Innovative Learning

Presenter(s): 

This study draws on pre- and post-surveys of 574 upper primary students who engaged in intensive work over two school terms to produce a multimodal narrative using desktop animation software. It was thought that factors such as general ability with computers, interest in composing stories and persistence with long-term projects might be influences of successful completion or higher quality products. Over the course of the project, there is evidence of student growth in the ICT-related skills, but some concerns remain over the pedagogy of extended project work and the impact of this on student learning in the affective domain. The impact of these findings for classroom teaching and the planning of long-term ICT projects are discussed.

Session Info

Format: 

  • Refereed Paper

Audience: 

  • Primary School
  • Secondary School
  • Tertiary Level
  • General audience

Keywords: 

  • Student project work
  • capabilities
  • attitudes
  • ICT