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Jag finns här! Var är du? : Kommunikation via IKT

by Hammarström, Ola

Abstract (Summary)
The object with this study is to examine the forms and frequency of the use of ICT for communicative purposes within the educational system.In the background the fact is established that communication with computers shape peoples lives and that the Internet have a great influence on every day life. The accessibility to computers in Swedish homes and schools and the significance of the placement of the computer within the works situation is also illustrated.The theoretical background gives a description of what communication and Information is, that we always communicate, but also that the means differ in doing so. Here is also the significance of the computer for communication within ICT emphasized. The computer is exemplifyed for an educational purpose, it’s use in school and the importance of the pedagogical environment is also stressed.The study is mainly based on a quantitative method in forms of an inquiry where teachers and pupils at there different schools in six different grades answers questions about computer usage both in school and at home.The result signifyes that both pupils and teachers are frequent users of computers and that they communicate through different modes of ICT. Both categories are positive to an increased use of ICT as a method of communication. The result, however, points out that pupils are not granted the possibility or are not allowed to make use of computers and to communicate through ICT to that extent which seems reasonable form a curricular perspective and the requirements and wishes of the pupils.In general, however, are the pupils content with the working methods that the teachers are making use of in their tuition, (probably) since they know of no other method. The computer is physically centrally placed in the teachers working environment in school, but that is not the case for the pupils who are able to make use of the same working methods themselves.An educational implication of this study is that the placement of the computers – that is the lack of central placement – causes difficulties in making use of modern means of communication, which is an integrated part of the pupils’ everyday life. The pupils search for information on the Internet at home but rarely or never while in school. A decisive element is also the attitude of the teachers to the application of ICT in the daily pedagogical activity.
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School:Högskolan i Skövde

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:pupil school development education communication information information’s and technique teacher

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Date of Publication:08/31/2007

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