POTENTIAL INTO PRACTICE: DEVELOPING ICT IN THE PRIMARY CLASSROOM
Martin Torjussen and Elizabeth Coppard
In this final chapter, two teachers discuss how they developed their practice in using information and communication technology (ICT) in the primary classroom as they began their professional development during a PGCE course. As beginning teachers, they outline the processes involved in planning, preparing, implementing and evaluating the use of ICT to support children's learning in art. They address the change in roles and relationships between teacher and children as definitions of 'expert' and 'novice' with ICT are challenged and exploratory ways of working are encouraged. They also discuss the issues of evaluating and assessing the children's achievements and needs.
in art with young children
Elizabeth Coppard presents a rationale for using ICT in art and design in the primary school, based upon her first teaching experiences in a primary classroom.
In art and design the computer can be seen as just another tool to be used in the same way as any other media, contributing towards 'the