Title: Investigating the barriers to technology integration in the Singaporean junior colleges

Authors: Kim Chun Kuang

Addresses: National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Abstract: This survey examines the perceptions of 27 teachers on the barriers to technology integration (pedagogical beliefs, technology beliefs, school level, and system level factors) to support the implementation of interactive-constructive learning activities within constructivist pedagogical approaches to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level course. Several barriers were identified and their possible relationships are discussed with implications to strategies which can help foster an environment that supports teachers' decisions to integrate technology. Further research directions are discussed together with the findings and limitations of the study.

Keywords: Singapore; junior colleges; mathematics education; technology integration; barriers; ICAP framework; pedagogical beliefs; technology beliefs; school level factors; system level factors; interactive-constructive learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSMILE.2016.081263

International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments, 2016 Vol.4 No.4, pp.333 - 349

Received: 23 Feb 2016
Accepted: 20 May 2016

Published online: 01 Jan 2017 *

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