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Mobile learning as a catalyst for sustainable educational change in early childhood education: a schools-university partnership model
International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (2015)
  • Dr Jean MacNish, The University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Frank Bate, The University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Serena Davie, The University of Notre Dame Australia
Abstract
The paper discusses the design and implementation of a research investigation into a schools-university partnership model. The research, funded by a Public Education Endowment Trust grant, was conducted from December 2012 to current. The research is longitudinal and tracks educational change as experienced by university academics, undergraduate pre-service teachers, early childhood practising teachers, school leaders and parents. A case study method is adopted to generate insights into a schools-university partnership model. The research explores the development of partnerships at macro- and micro- levels including decision-making processes that underpin the selection of hardware and software; shared leadership at participating organisations; and, involvement of all participants in developing their technological knowledge. The paper also discusses the sharing of pedagogical and technological knowledge between undergraduate pre-service teachers and practising teachers.
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Publication Date
2015
Citation Information
MacNish, J., Bate, F., and Davie, S. (2015). Mobile learning as a catalyst for sustainable educational change in early childhood education: a schools-university partnership model. Paper presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies: Barcelona, Spain, 6-8 July, 2015