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Tru PC - The Teaching of Reading Using Peers and Computers (SIP075)
This project is investigating the effectiveness of using ICT in teaching reading to pupils in a learning support environment.
18 months
Lead Organisation
St Mary's on the Hill, Cork
Project Aims
  • To develop ICT as a means of enhancing reading attainment levels.
  • To afford pupils the opportunity to approach reading in a new innovative way.
  • To evaluate the effectiveness of a computerised reading scheme.
  • To enhance the self-esteem of both the tutor and the pupil in a peer tutoring context.
  • To harness the educational benefits of peer tutoring as a means of providing learning support.
  • To provide an opportunity for the professional development of teachers in the use of ICT for teaching reading.
Indicative Outcomes
  • A model to improve reading attainment levels, through the use of ICT, to be established.
  • Notable improvement in the reading attainment levels of the target group.
  • Enhancement of the self-esteem of all participants.
  • Significant improvement in the social skills of those involved.
  • The benefits of an integrated approach to reading, using ICT as an effective pedagogical tool, become apparent to teachers.
  • Upgrading and improvement in the ICT skills of teachers.
Participating Schools
Further Information

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