Use of ICT tools (Tablet PC) to promote innovative teaching & learning and to develop students' 21st century skills at O' level: An action research case study in Mauritius

Rout-Hoolash, Sweta and Coowar, Rukayyah (2019) Use of ICT tools (Tablet PC) to promote innovative teaching & learning and to develop students' 21st century skills at O' level: An action research case study in Mauritius. Journal of Education, 10 . ISSN 1694-3643 (Published online first)

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Abstract

This paper outlines an action research case study in Mauritius to obtain crucial practitioner insights into the implementation of a Tablet PC project in a State Secondary School (National College) with O'level students, to promote innovative teaching & learning and to develop students' 21st century skills. The research was conducted over four weeks in a French literature class of 32 students when Tablet PC's were used to enhance and innovate their engagement with a satirical comedy play. Questionnaires and feedback forms were used to collect data from the students' perspective, in addition to teacher observations. This study investigates the general attitude of students about using information and communication technologies (ICT) tools such as Tablet PC and specialist softwares, as well as the impact on teaching and learning. It found that despite many limitations in the practicalities of using Tablet PC in schools, this ICT tool positively influenced student's learning behaviour, effective teaching & learning, and helped students develop 21st century skills.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Education
Item ID: 27534
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Depositing User: Sweta Rout-Hoolash
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2019 10:58
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2019 06:29
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/27534

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