Revista de Estudios Sociales
versão impressa ISSN 0123-885X
JARAMILLO, Patricia. USO DE TECNOLOGÍAS DE INFORMACIÓN EN EL AULA: ¿QUÉ SABEN HACER LOS NIÑOS CON LOS COMPUTADORES Y LA INFORMACIÓN?. rev.estud.soc. [online]. 2005, n.20, pp. 27-44. ISSN 0123-885X.
Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) can be means to improve learning. Therefore, for some time efforts have been made in Colombia to equip public schools with computers, educational software and Internet access, even though there is little research done to identify what happens in the classrooms when teachers and students use ICTs. This qualitative study addresses this gap by documenting how ICTs are used in two classrooms, the types of learning that teachers promote and the learning appreciated in students' performances. Nonparticipative interviews, surveys and class observations were done in two third grade classes of computer science in a public school in Bogota. These data were categorizated and compared. The results show uses of ICTs focused in transmitting knowledge, reinforcing learnings and developing skills for the operation of the computer. Students are not obtaining great progresses in their technological abilities in these classes. The study also shows that the students' performance is below the one indicated in international standards.
Palavras-chave : Educational computer science; computer science and informational alphabetization; performance in ICT; ICT in primary school; computers and education; ICT and education; ICT and school.