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The Internet, Pedagogy and Learning

The internet, pedagogy and learning

About this chapter

In this chapter you will encounter:

  • background to the use of the internet in schools
  • the importance of evaluating internet resources
  • a discussion of the key features of ICT as they relate to learning
  • an overview and discussion of different pedagogies as they relate to the use of ICT and the internet
  • reference to the essential links between pedagogy and learning theory
  • characteristics of constructivist learning, which might be present in effective ICT related lessons.

Nature and History of the Internet in Schools

The national curriculum for schools in England (DfEE/QCA, 1999) sets out four strands which, when combined, make up the notional subject of ICT. The word “notional” is used here because there is a strong emphasis placed on the use ...

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