Lärare och IT

Gunilla Jedeskog


Since the middle of the 80s there are three main reasons for introducing computers in the Swedish schools: democracy, working life and learning. At the end of the 90s you find one more reason: IT as an agent of change. IT is expecting to change crucial circumstances about teaching and learning in the compulsory school, such as: the way of working, the role of the teacher, the role of the student and the organisation of school. In the article I am discussing the changing role of the teacher. A way to interpret the expectations about this change could be in terms of control and responsibility. According to the curriculum the teacher should strive towards being a supervisor instead of a traditional teacher. There are a lot of factors influencing the teachers´ change from "the sage on the stage to the guide at the side" irrespective of using IT or not.

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