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The Computer as a Cross-Curricular Mediational Tool in the Primary School (SIP015)
This project aimed to create an educational learning environment that enabled ICT to be incorporated in a mediational role across the traditional curriculum rather than as a stand-alone subject.
18 months
Lead Organisation
Roxborough National School, Co. Limerick
Project Aims
  • To introduce fourth class students to the basic concepts of using a computer and to provide students with strategies to support learning in schools through the mediational role of ICT, in particular word processing.
  • To enable pupils to gain competence and confidence in using ICT.
  • To provide teachers with the opportunity to observe at first hand the enhancement brought about in the learning environment through the use of ICT.
Indicative Outcomes
  • An increase in students' confidence levels in terms of their use of ICT.
  • Development of children's understanding of the concept of the Information Society and the benefits it brings.
  • Active participation by students in the Information Age through the use of the Internet and email.
  • Increased access to and awareness of the vast range of learning materials, supports and services online.
  • Enrichment of the school community through the use of computers in the home.
Participating Schools
St Paul's National School, Limerick
St John's Girls School, Limerick
St Senan's Boys National School, Limerick
Knockea National School, Co. Limerick
Our Lady of Lourdes' National School, Limerick
Further Information

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SIP is an initiative of the National Centre for Technology in Education
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