Making use of ICT for learning in European schools

Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink, Andrea Dürager, Christine W. Wijnen and Kadri Ugur

in Kids online

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847424396
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302643 | DOI:
Making use of ICT for learning in European schools

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This chapter focuses on the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in schools. First, it briefly discusses attitudes towards ICT in schools from a European perspective. Drawing on the European Union (EU) Kids Online data repository, the chapter outlines the state of research on ICT and schools. The next section focuses on the internet at school and for schools across Europe, presenting different research results of European studies on various aspects of the topic ‘ICT in schools’. The concluding section starts from a constructivist perspective on learning with ICT in schools and makes proposals about best practice regarding the handling of ICT in schools.

Keywords: ICT; online technologies; EU Kids Online; internet

Chapter.  3873 words.  Illustrated.

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