While studying the use of ICT in literacy learning for one of my other classes, I was very interested to note some of the main reasons why teacher don’t use technology in their classes. As identified by Eileen Honan in Barriers to teachers using digital texts in literacy classrooms, many teachers are unaware of their students prior knowledge and experience with a range of digital technologies outside of the classroom. In addition, the teachers were unable to see the value of these skills within a classroom context. As a result of these beliefs, teachers often make the mistake of focusing their teaching on the operational skills needed to use the technology rather than authentic literacy learning from which the students make meaning.
Negative beliefs about ICT