Primary and Secondary school teachers have joined together to gain a greater understanding of e-learning across New Zealand classrooms. Research undertaken by each fellow has grown a common language, mega themes that help articulate the dynamic role of ICT in learning and teaching programmes. Each teacher is released from their classroom and school duties for one year. In that time, each teacher works towards a piece of research in an area of interest to them.
Each fellow was released from teaching duties for one year to work on researching a specific individual area of interest. However, each term we spent two weeks together as a group, and during this time we examined data collection methods and analysi s, discussed our research with the others, and debated the implications of our findings on pedagogy and school change. In between these times we continued to build the group dynamics and understanding by engaging with each other in online discussions and debates.
As a result our separate strands of research found a common language - themes to help articulate the dynamic role of ICT in learning and teaching programmes. We joined together as e-Fellows to gain a greater understanding of e-learning across New Ze aland classrooms. The power of the group enhanced and supported our efforts as individuals.
"The joy and excitement which the e-Fellows themselves have experienced in getting together and learning together, catalysing each other's learning, sharing ideas and having fun, has shown that this group of teachers, from hugely different age groups and backgrounds in both Primary and Secondary, epitomize the delight and adventure of Lifelong Learning." - eFellow 2k4Ministry Information about eFellows