Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies
The Centre for Schooling and Learning Technologies (CSaLT) aims to maximise the effective use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to support teaching and learning in the contemporary school environment.
It promotes research into improving schooling and into the application of learning technologies by providing teacher professional learning and consultancy services to schools, school systems and other educational organisations.
CSaLT supports the development of ICT-related skills and understandings with pre-service and practising teachers, working directly with schools and school systems in the use of ICT to support learning and teaching.
Through applied research, it seeks to extend knowledge in the area of ICT use in education.
Some major projects undertaken by CSaLT include:
- Evaluation of the 100 Schools Project for the WA Department of Education and Training
- Digital forms of assessment in WA post-compulsory courses
- Promoting good practice in technology education in WA
- Partnerships for ICTs learning
- Blended learning, situated cognition and a sense of community: effecting pedagogic change in school settings
- Digital representations of teaching
- ECU advantage (laptops for teacher education students)
- ICT and academic rigour in middle schools
- Podcasting as a strategy for helping students become reflective practitioners
- Online learning for gifted and talented students.
The Centre also has a strong role in supporting ECU's School of Education by promoting its use of ICT, supporting teaching and learning programs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels to implement computer support, and ensuring students are provided with adequate access to the technology and its use to develop the understanding and skills necessary for teaching.
Associate Professor Paul Newhouse
Telephone: (61 8) 9370 6469