Education and Information Technologies

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 3–17 | Cite as

Training with ICT for ICT from the trainee’s perspective. A local ICT teacher training experience

  • Michail Kalogiannakis


The introduction of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) presents new challenges for teachers and often meets with their belief that ICT, as well as other changes present a factor, which can cause several changes in school. Although there have been many education reforms regarding teachers’ training policy in recent years and the number of training programs has been increased, they have not been able to satisfy teachers’ needs to a substantial degree. In this research the results from an exploratory study conducted within the framework of a national training programme in Greece on ICT known as "In-service teacher training in the use of ICT in Education" are presented. Based on a specially constructed questionnaire intended for the educators, this research elicits teachers’ attitudes towards this programme. Some of the main results point out the preparedness of these teachers to use ICT in the daily school practice. Furthermore, they expressed their wish for further in-training programmes concerning the pedagogical development of the ICT use in class practice.


In-service training Teachers ICT Greece 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Sciences and EngineeringUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece

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