Towards Establishing the Best Ways to Teach and Learn about IT

Towards Establishing the Best Ways to Teach and Learn about IT

Chris Cope (La Trobe University, Australia), Lorraine Staehr (La Trobe University, Australia) and Pat Horan (La Trobe University, Australia)
Copyright: © 2002 |Pages: 28
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-930708-34-1.ch004
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Abstract

In this chapter we report on an ongoing project to improve the ways we teach about IT in an undergraduate degree. Using a relational perspective on learning, we have developed a framework of factors to encourage students to adopt a deep approach to learning about IT. We describe the design, implementation, evaluation and refinement of learning contexts and learning activities based on the framework. Results are encouraging and show a significant positive effect when compared with a previous study by other researchers involving a different teaching and learning context.

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