The role of the principal in promoting technology integration into the pedagogical practices.
Lubna Malik, City School Pakistan
Lubna Bashir Malik has been involved with education from many years in different capacities with various educational organizations. Currently, she is working as an Educational Technology Trainer with a large private school system in Pakistan. She is Head of the ICTech (Innovation across curriculum through technology) Department. She designs the ICT curriculum for elementary and middle schools including different types of short and long ranged projects. She trains the teachers to use technology effectively across multiple disciplines. She works with the teachers for their professional development through facilitation sessions, workshops, observations and follow-up sessions. She has been working with the teachers on online assessments as an effective and valid mode of assessment. She creates connections across the schools around the globe so the students get prepared with the wider world exposure and get accustomed to working and interacting with people from different cultures, races and religions.
This study uses a mixed methods approach to examine principals’ and teachers’ understanding of technology integration. A focus is on the the role of principals in promoting pedagogical practices as a result of technology integration. The study was conducted in the private school systems, specifically primary schools, selected from Lahore, Pakistan.