Conditions for the successful implementation of teacher educator design teams for ICT integration: A Delphi study

  • Heleen Becuwe Ghent University, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium
  • Natalie Pareja Roblin Ghent University, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium; University of Pittsburgh, USA
  • Jo Tondeur Interfaculty Department for Teacher Education, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium; Ghent University, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium
  • Jeroen Thys University Colleges Leuven-Limburg, Belgium
  • Els Castelein
  • Joke Voogt University of Amsterdam, College of Child Development and Education, The Netherlands
Keywords: Professional development, curriculum development, ICT-integration, Teacher Design Team

Abstract

Teacher educators often struggle to model effective integration of technology. Several studies suggest that the involvement of teacher educators in collaborative design is effective in developing the competences necessary for integrating information and communication technology (ICT) in teaching. In a teacher educator design team (TeDT), two or more teacher educators (re-)design curriculum materials together. For the successful implementation of TeDTs, conditions at both team and institutional levels have to be taken into account. However, there is little consensus among stakeholders about which of these conditions are of highest priority. Most studies present priority or critical conditions from the viewpoint of just one group (e.g., school leaders). A Delphi study was set up aiming at synthesising the knowledge and views of various stakeholders about the conditions for the successful implementation of TeDTs for ICT integration. Consensus about the importance of ten conditions was reached in the entire sample after three rounds. These conditions include a long-term vision, trust, ownership, time and supportive institutional policies.

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Author Biography

Heleen Becuwe, Ghent University, Department of Educational Studies, Belgium
Department of Educational Studies
Published
2017-06-09
How to Cite
Becuwe, H., Pareja Roblin, N., Tondeur, J., Thys, J., Castelein, E., & Voogt, J. (2017). Conditions for the successful implementation of teacher educator design teams for ICT integration: A Delphi study. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 33(2). https://doi.org/10.14742/ajet.2789
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