24 Apr 2006

the idea (part 3 - context)

ICT in schools in Carmarthenshire used to be the responsibility of the Education Department. Last year it transfered to the Resource Department. No real changes have yet been made, recommendations have been made, but funding appears to be an issue.. things grind on at an "Local Authority" pace. And after three years and one month I am still on a temporary contract with slowly ebbing patience.

A while ago I read a BECTA document called Connecting Schools, Networking People 2002. In the introduction there is a diagram of the ICT National Strategy. There are three interlinked circles, a sort of venn diagram of concepts, Infrastructure, Practice and Content. There is no overlap in the centre. This immediately struck me as wrong. Surely it would make sense in a 'connected context' to have an area of overlap in the middle of thse three interlinked concepts?

1 comment:

narrator said...

Another way to look at this is the TPCK framework from one of my favorite Michigan State profs - http://tpck.pbwiki.com/ - The way these things interesect is always the crucial moment, though I have tended to say that trying to separate technology from society is a task peculiar to educators (see http://speedchange.blogspot.com/2006/04/teachers-and-technology.html ). But I like where you are moving with this. I'll read more and comment more.