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Critical issues in educational innovation and teachers' professional profile


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Recent studies carried out at national and international levels indicate that ICT use in the Italian school system is lagging in a number of ways. Observation of the situation in lower secondary schools has prompted us to conduct an investigation focusing on three different areas: teachers’ knowledge and use of technology, sharing of contents and processes, and the adoption of collaborative strategies for learning and teaching. This paper combines the quantitative data collected from different research studies into digital technologies in the Italian school system with the results of a survey we conducted into the professional profile of teachers in the Liguria region. The aim is to reveal the actual level of technology usage and to bring to light critical issues involved. This ultimate goal of this undertaking is to support the sharing and uptake of innovative practices through teacher-centred professional development that promotes inclusive education.

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Teachers’ Profile; Information and Communication Technology (ICT); Pedagogical Innovation; Training; Sharing; Student Voice; Educational Technology; Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL)

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17471/2499-4324/791

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