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Diffusion theory and actor-network theory : two views on an innovation

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For more than two decades there has been a continuing and significant financial outlay in Australia to equip schools with computers and related communication technologies. The adoption and adaptation of these technologies in schools has been the focus of much research. Where research has been concerned with accounting for the success or failure of such innovations, recourse, either explicitly or implicitly, to tenets of diffusion theory has been common. This paper reports on a study of the development and implementation of an Education Queensland initiative, the ConnectEd project. The study, informed by actor-network theory, analyses key concepts in the overall process of innovating and details the ways in which diffusion theory limits understandings of innovation in education.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Editor

Knight BA; Rowan L

Parent Title

Researching futures oriented pedagogy

Start Page

23

End Page

40

Number of Pages

18

ISBN-10

1876682183

Publisher

Post Pressed

Place of Publication

Flaxton, Qld.

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Education and Creative Arts; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

No

Number of Chapters

10

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