201 Research paper

How experienced teachers learn in the information age

Natalie Senjov-Makohon
Staff College, Victoria University

In the world of the Information Age, digital natives (students) are being taught by digital immigrants (experienced teachers). These digital immigrants prefer to employ a number of abilities or multiple intelligences (Gardner 1983) to learn about software that can be beneficial to their students. As experienced teachers with limited ICT exposure, they are interested in: learning how to push buttons (P), thinking how to apply software to their practice (A) and are willing to change their practice using ICT (C). This paper discusses a study of experienced teachers with limited ICT exposure and their preferred way of learning, as they PAC for the information age.

Keywords: experienced teachers, multiple intelligences, ICT exposure, digital immigrants and digital natives, PAC framework