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Investigating in-service teachers' concerns about adopting technology-enhanced embodied learning

Yiannis Georgiou; Andri Ioannou

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  <dc:creator>Yiannis Georgiou</dc:creator>
  <dc:creator>Andri Ioannou</dc:creator>
  <dc:description>Despite the affordances of technology-enhanced embodied learning, its integration in mainstream education is currently at slow pace given that in-service teachers are reluctant to adopt this innovation. This exploratory study in-vestigated the concerns of 31 in-service primary education teachers, who took part in a Professional Development (PD) programme, using a questionnaire grounded in the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) about the adoption of technology-enhanced embodied learning. The findings of this study indicated that, at the outset of the PD programme, the participating teachers had relatively few personal and management concerns; in contrast, they were highly concerned about obtaining more information, collaborating with other colleagues as well as about expanding the innovation further. Teachers’ participation in the PD pro-gramme had a significant impact on the mitigation of these concerns. By the end of the PD programme teachers retained only some high-level concerns, which are essential for the sustainability of technology-enhanced embodied learning.</dc:description>
  <dc:description>This work has been partly supported by the project that has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 739578 (RISE – Call: H2020-WIDESPREAD-01-2016-2017-TeamingPhase2) and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for European Programmes, Coordination and Development.</dc:description>
  <dc:subject>Technology-enhanced embodied learning</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>Concerns-based adoption model</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>Teacher attitudes</dc:subject>
  <dc:subject>Teacher Professional development</dc:subject>
  <dc:title>Investigating in-service teachers' concerns about adopting technology-enhanced embodied learning</dc:title>
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