Yıl 2018, Cilt 10 , Sayı , Sayfalar 156 - 162 2018-09-12

Teachers’ Values and Expectations of Technology in Northern Territory Primary Schools

Janet HELMER [1] , Helen HARPER [2] , Jennifer WOLGEMUTH [3]


Educational outcomes are particularly poor for the 43 percent of Australia’s Northern Territory students who are Indigenous, many of whom lag significantly behind their non-Indigenous peers (see ACARA, 2011.) The heavy investment by many NT schools in computers, interactive whiteboards and other educational technologies can be seen in part as an attempt to ameliorate their inherent disadvantage,  thus equalising the learning opportunities in remote locations. Technology is a response to the need to better engage students and improve educational outcomes. This research examined motivational, pedagogical and systemic factors that affect the way technology is used in the classroom. Expectancy-value theory was used as a framework to organise and understand motivations when attempting to integrate technology into their teaching and how their expectation of the technology influenced their pedagogical goals. This research investigated what factors impact teachers’ perceptions of ICT integration in their classes by looking at skills, practices, attitudes and ability to confidently integrate technology as a teaching tool. Data were gathered through observations of technology-based lessons and semi-structured interviews with teachers in Australia’s Northern Territory schools.  Results showed teachers placed high value on using technology for education; however, expectancy of its success was frequently diminished when teachers perceived barriers beyond their immediate control such as the lack of human resources to support the technology, and a lack of effective professional development resulting in teachers lacking confidence to successfully deliver a technology based lesson. 

Technology ıntegration, Primary Schools, Teachers
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APA HELMER, J , HARPER, H , WOLGEMUTH, J . (2018). Teachers’ Values and Expectations of Technology in Northern Territory Primary Schools. The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences , 10 () , 156-162 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/epess/issue/39111/460175
MLA HELMER, J , HARPER, H , WOLGEMUTH, J . "Teachers’ Values and Expectations of Technology in Northern Territory Primary Schools". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 10 (2018 ): 156-162 <https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/epess/issue/39111/460175>
Chicago HELMER, J , HARPER, H , WOLGEMUTH, J . "Teachers’ Values and Expectations of Technology in Northern Territory Primary Schools". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 10 (2018 ): 156-162
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ISNAD HELMER, Janet , HARPER, Helen , WOLGEMUTH, Jennifer . "Teachers’ Values and Expectations of Technology in Northern Territory Primary Schools". The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences 10 / (Eylül 2018): 156-162 .
AMA HELMER J , HARPER H , WOLGEMUTH J . Teachers’ Values and Expectations of Technology in Northern Territory Primary Schools. EPESS. 2018; 10: 156-162.
Vancouver HELMER J , HARPER H , WOLGEMUTH J . Teachers’ Values and Expectations of Technology in Northern Territory Primary Schools. The Eurasia Proceedings of Educational and Social Sciences. 2018; 10: 162-156.