Prof. Dr. Paulina Pannen, M.Ls.
Expert (Higher Education), Directorate General of Higher Education,
Ministry of Researh, Technology and Higher Education - Indonesia.
Prof. Madya Ts. Dr. Abdul Rasid Bin Abdul Razzaq *)
Timbalan Dekan (Akademik & Antarbangsa)
Fakulti Pendidikan Teknikal dan Vokasional
Universitas Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia
A/Professor Sarah K. Howard
Educational technology | School of Education
Faculty of Social Science
University of Wollongong Australia
Fostering risk-taking to support and enable technology integration in teaching and learning
ABSTRACT: Enabling technology-related change in teachers' practice continues to be a wicked problem. One reason is that school leaders continue to struggle to manage integration of digital technologies within schools. This paper argues it is necessary for school leaders to support risk-taking to foster sustainable technology integration. This approach can afford an authentic and personalized approach to teachers' professional learning and developing school culture to support integration. To illustrate this, the following discussion will address one schools' journey through a technology-related change initiative, the issue of risk perceptions and the change process. Results highlight that risks limiting teachers' technology-related change needed to be explicitly addressed, rather than demonized or shamed. Strategies such as developing personal learning networks and communities around specific areas of perceived risk were essential for teacher change. The paper concludes with recommendations on how school leaders can create opportunities for teachers to make sense of technology integration, risk and experimentation to continuously learn ad engage in digital technology integration.
Prof. Herman Dwi Surjono, Ph.D.
Pendidikan Teknik Elektronika
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta - Indonesia
Associate Professor Dr. Hayriye Tuğba ÖZTÜRK
Faculty of Educational Sciences, Computer and Instructional Technologies Education
Ankara University - Turkey