This chapter identifies a shortfall in the return on the investments that have been made in to IT in education. It argues that one of the reasons for this is a lack of shared visions for why we should be using IT in education. It goes on to suggest that IT frameworks may provide a vehicle for developing such shared visions. Five different types of IT frameworks are introduced. Each type of framework is described with the aid of examples and their potential to support vision building is discussed. The chapter concludes by identifying one specific type of IT framework, namely Pedagogical frameworks, as being the most useful for whole school vision building.


Vision Software frameworks Pedagogical Frameworks Achievement Frameworks Cognitive frameworks Evolutionary frameworks 


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© Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Twining
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  1. 1.Department of EducationThe Open UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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