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Interactive whiteboard use in primary education

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Author(s): Frankova Erika | Burgerova Jana

Journal: Technológia vzdelávania
ISSN 1335-003X

Volume: 19;
Issue: 9;
Start page: 11;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: Primary education | Interactive Whiteboard | Interactive learning environment | English language skills

ABSTRACT
The paper reports how Interactive Whiteboard (IWB) was used to support teaching and learning English language in primary education classrooms in Slovakia. In the first part, the paper discusses society change, school reform and IWB use in Slovakia and worldwide. The paper draws upon the literature review from international researches critical view on IWBs use in education. Secondly, it discusses some perceived pedagogical benefits and potential problems related to adopting IWB into primary classroom and English language teaching at primary level. Finally, the paper brings results from own research done in period April-June 2010 at basic schools in Prešov region in Slovakia. This research provides interesting insights, which can help to better understand language learning process in this digital age. The data discussed here are drawn from a study carried out as a part of a PhD research programme at Faculty of Education, University of Prešov, Slovakia.

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