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Current Research

Teachers’ Perspectives in Technology Integration


This research investigates English teachers’ motivations, pedagogical needs and developmental paths, as they integrate interactive whiteboard technology into the curriculum in secondary schools in Germany. The study is being carried out in the form of seven in-depth longitudinal case studies with English teachers at different levels of technology expertise and teaching experience. Research data is being collected via a variety of ethnographic research instruments, namely questionnaires, classroom observations and field notes, video recordings of school lessons and teacher training workshops, interviews with teachers, stimulated recall sessions and teachers’ online logs. Key outcomes of the project will be the development of a) a media-dictactic competence model and b) a model of in-service technology training, which are tailored to the pedagogical context investigated.

Research Questions

In order to address the purposes of such a study, two main sets of research questions were formulated.

Research Question 1: What are the new competencies that English teachers need to acquire in order to be able to use the IWB to develop their practice towards a socio-cognitive communicative approach to language teaching?

 • What kind of knowledge base do they need to develop?

 • What kind of support is mostly needed by them as they construct this knowledge base?

Research Question 2: What are teachers’ developmental paths in the process of technology integration?

• What challenges do teachers face?

• What cognitive and psychological factors affect their adoption of the technology?

This research provides an in-depth investigation of these research questions through the analysis of a) teachers’ pedagogical practice and b) teachers’ views on their practice and development b) teachers’ reactions to the technology training programme .

Principal Investigator:

  • Dr. Euline Cutrim Schmid

Project Team:

  • Sanderin van Hazenbruck
  • Miriam Delesky
  • Estelle Schimmack
  • Carolin Stetter
  • Ramona Eigenbrod
  • Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst (Baden-Württemberg)
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg

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