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Educational Innovations Beyond Technology


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Part I Introduction and Research Methods.- Ch 1 Introduction - context and purpose of the book.- Ch 2 Research methods.- Part II Classroom Level Analysis.- Innovations and dimensions of change.- Pedagogical practices and innovations.- Innovating change at the classroom level.- Part III School Level Analysis and Beyond.- Innovating change at the school level.- Interplay between school level and classroom level factors.- Socio-cultural dimensions of educational change: cross-regional comparisons.- Part IV Nurturing Leadership and Establishing Learning Organizations.- Changing roles in changing times: network of learning organizations for leadership development.- Research into practice: an online case study database for leadership and profession development.- Working with the SITES database of case studies.- Part V: Conclusion.- Thinking beyond technology.- Bibliography.

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Dr. Nancy Law is the Director of the Centre for Information Technology in Education and Associate Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. Dr. Law obtained her BSc and MPhil in Physics as well as her teaching qualification from the University of Hong Kong, and received her PhD in Science Education from the University of London Institute of Education. Her research interest include international comparative studies of pedagogical innovations and information technology, models of ICT integration in schools and change leadership, computer supported collaborative learning and the use of expressive and exploratory computer-based learning environments. Dr. Law has served on various advisory committees on IT in education within and outside of the University of Hong Kong, and is currently a member of the Steering Committee on Strategic Development of Information Technology in Education of the HKSAR government. She has served on the International Steering Committee of the Second International Information Technology in Education Study (SITES) and the Steering Committee of the APEC Cyber Education Consortium. She has conducted numerous evaluative studies as well as research and development projects related to Information Technology in schools. Allan H.K. Yuen, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Head of Division, Division of Information and Technology Studies, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong. He has engaged in a number of research and development projects on information technology in education. His research interests include managing and leading information technology in schools, computer supported collaborative learning, and technology acceptance in education. Dr Bob Fox, Prior to assuming his current position as Deputy Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) and Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education, the University of Hong Kong in December 2000, Dr Fox was an Associate Director and Senior Lecturer in the Centre for the Advancement of Education, Curtin University of Technology, Australia. He has a doctoral degree which focussed on pedagogical practice and change in education through the use of information and communication technology (ICT); masters and bachelor degrees in education and has worked in educational technology, instructional design and distance education for over twenty-eight years. At the University of Hong Kong, he is the Program Director of the Master of Science in IT in Education (MSc[ITE]) and is presently engaged with Dr Law and Dr Yuen in research into assessing the impact of ICTs on schools, curricula, teachers, and students in Hong Kong. His research interests concern staff development for educational change through the use of ICT. He has conducted national and international courses and workshops on a variety of topics including, information technology in and for education, elearning, online education, distance and flexible learning, staff development, instructional design and the selection, design and use of multimedia. He has been a course designer, coordinator and presenter for a number of international specialist programs and has worked in Australia, China, Germany, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Middle East, the Philippines, Singapore, Spain and Thailand.

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