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Dissatisfaction with an ICT (Information and Communication Technology) course for secondary pre-service teachers was the catalyst for this research study. Problems identified included the tension present while striving to meet the skills' needs of pre-service teachers with varying ability and time spent (or lack of it) on developing pedagogical(More)
A methodology for design based research (DBR) into effective development and use of MultiUser Virtual Environments (MUVE) in vocational education is proposed. It blends software development with DBR with two theories selected to inform the methodology. Legitimate peripheral participation LPP (Lave & Wenger, 1991) provides a filter when thinking about(More)
The research looked at the relation between positive and negative student attitudes about schools, district culture, and student achievement. In this study, perceptions of students as expressed in more than 2,000 essays written about their schools are explored to see if they represent the norms, assumptions and beliefs of the larger school district. The(More)
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