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Extrinsic and intrinsic barriers in the use of ICT in teaching: A comparative case study in Singapore
ICT integration
Time constraint
Curriculum constraint
Case study
Singapore schools
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Paper presented at the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ASCILITE) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand, 25 - 28 November 2012
This study examined the use of ICT for teaching undertaken by two primary school teachers at pre-examination period and at post-examination period. Their perceptions of using ICT for teaching and learning and their ICT experiences were also analysed. The results showed that both teachers improved in ICT integration from Adoption stage to Adaptation stage after examination (when the curriculum is more flexible and teachers had more time for lessons), with increased scope and sophistication in ICT use in classrooms. These observations confirmed that extrinsic barriers - time and curriculum constraints - are negatively impacting ICT integration of teachers.
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