Annex B Anxiety? Finding Ways out of the ICT Labyrinth for ITT Courses

Jeff Adams
2000, Vol. 5, No. 3,


This article deals with the issue of the delivery ofICT for trainees on initial teacher training (lTT) courses in response to the compulsory information and communications technology (lCT) curriculum that is part of the DfEE 4/98 Standards in lIT, annex B. It describes the courses developed in one institution, Liverpool John Moores University, to achieve this provision. The course described is PGCE art and design rather than design and technology, yet many of the features that form the successful elements of the course are applicable to lCT provision generally. This is also true of the difficulties encountered, which extend well beyond the boundaries of art and design. The projects described include utilising online galleries, making digital presentations and the organising of visual material for digital, interactive resources in the classroom. There are recommendations for an approach that is commensurate with existing classroom practice, encouraging an integrated approach to lCT development. The article includes examples of successful projects carried out in

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