Understanding the nature of the technology-filled calssroom (completed)
This project - Understanding the nature of the technology-filled classroom - explored how extensive use of PCs and free access to the Internet may influence the balance of power between teachers and pupils and following this, the use of PCs in the classroom influenced the relationship between teachers and school administrators.
Since the 1990s and up to 2003 there has been a strong commitment in Norwegian education policy to reforming the teaching methods in the schools: more project work and problem-based learning, less blackboard teaching. The pupils were to work independently and in groups on problematic issues they had developed themselves. The teachers were to be supervisors rather than lecturers, and ICT was to force the coming into being of new teaching methods. The educational authorities have rewarded schools that have distinguished themselves in implementing this pedagogical idea. One of these schools is analysed in this research project. This school constituted the empirical material (observations, survey and interview material).