A theoretical framework for the study of ICT in schools: A proposal

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A sociocultural approach towards the study of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education rejects the view that ICT can be studied in isolation; it must be studied within the broader context in which it is situated. The paper argues for a more holistic approach of studying ICT in schools by adopting a sociocultural perspective. It proposes a theoretical framework based on activity theory, with the activity system as a unit of analysis that is surrounded by different levels of ecological circles. Copyright © 2002 British Educational Communications and Technology Agency.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-421
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002


communication technology
information technology
holistic approach
social isolation


Lim, C. P. (2002). A theoretical framework for the study of ICT in schools: A proposal. British Journal of Educational Technology, 33(4), 411-421. doi: 10.1111/1467-8535.00278