ICT Changing Education

Author: Chris Abbott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135700648
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Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is changing the face of education. In this timely and accessible book, Chris Abbott examines the process by which ICT, and in particular its role in relation to literacy, has become central to national educational policies. The author traces the history of computer use in schools and examines the concept of virtual learning communities using case studies involving learners, parents and educationalists. The role of the Internet is considered along with the differing national policies on its adoption and on developing online context. ICT: Changing Education reveals the development of open and flexible learning as the next stage of ICT's involvement with education.

Spirituality and Education

Author: Andrew Wright
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0750709081
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Spirituality and Education introduces the basic contours of current debate in a form accessible to both classroom teachers across the curriculum range, and to school managers. It covers all key areas, including: * problems of defining spirituality * government legislation and supporting documentation * relevant empirical research * the social dimension of spirituality * secular and religious manifestations of spirituality in contemporary society * theories of childhood spiritual development * contemporary approaches to spiritual education, including collective worship and cross-curricular teaching. A variety of different perspectives and approaches will be offered, and readers are encouraged to be reflective through a number of tasks which relate all issues raised directly back to their own specific circumstances. The author includes questions, quotes and lists of further reading.

Separating Losing and Excluding Children

Author: Tom Billington
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415230889
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Separating, Losing and Excluding Children challenges our assumptions about children who are labelled as 'different' and questions the truth of expert opinion."--Jacket.

Digital Media and Learner Identity

Author: J. Potter
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113700486X
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Drawing on research into autobiographical video production by young learners to present a theory of curatorship and new media, this work explores facets of literacy and identity theory which provided the initial frames for examining the work and shows how 'curatorship' works as a metaphor for new cultural and literacy practices.

Excellence in Education

Author: Sir Cyril Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135396922
Format: PDF, ePub
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Human societies have not always taken on new technology in appropriate ways. Innovations are double-edged swords that transform relationships among people, as well as between human societies and the natural world. Only through successful cultural appropriation can we manage to control the hubris that is fundamental to the innovative, enterprising human spirit; and only by becoming hybrids, combining the human and the technological, will we be able to make effective use of our scientific and technological achievements. This broad cultural history of technology and science provides a range of stories and reflections about the past, discussing areas such as film, industrial design, and alternative environmental technologies, and including not only European and North American, but also Asian examples, to help resolve the contradictions of contemporary high-tech civilization.

Educational Innovations Beyond Technology

Author: Nancy Law
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387711485
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The text explores the concept of innovation, and analyse and compare different dimensions of innovation found in the various case studies; the transfer of innovation and the mechanisms of change; on an innovative online case study database on education innovations that has been designed to be used by education practitioners to support organizational leadership, international collaboration and reflective practice in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) eEducation Leadership initiative; on a project aimed to support the establishment of communities of practice for education practitioners facilitated through an extendable online database that can be used to contribute and share case studies of their own ICT-supported pedagogical innovations. It discusses roles of the teacher and the anticipated changes to the education profession at a system level, in the coming decade on the basis of emerging changes observed in the case studies, and leadership issues at the school level. The book analyses change mechanisms for different kinds of innovation and how different contextual and cultural factors interact to bring about the changes observed.

Technologies Innovation and Change in Personal and Virtual Learning Environments

Author: Thomas, Michael
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 146662468X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Over the last decade there continues to be an increase in the technology and how it affects our lives. Since then the incorporation of electronic databases and other communication tools for students, faculty and staff, virtual learning environments have become an important innovation in the student learning experience. Technologies, Innovation, and Change in Personal and Virtual Learning Environments presents a widespread collection of research on the growth, innovation and implementation of learning technologies for educators, technologists and trainers. The book is a useful source for academics and professionals interested in information and communication technologies.

Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning

Author: Bernadette Robinson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134202059
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How can open and distance learning and information and communications technology (ICT) provide us with more - and better - teachers? Open and distance learning is increasingly used in teacher education in developing and developed countries. It has the potential to strengthen and expand the teaching profession of the twenty-first century and to help achieve the target of education for all by 2015. Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning examines the case for using open and distance learning and ICT to train our educators. It describes and analyses the ways in which these methods and technologies are used for: *initial teacher training and continuing professional development *training principals and school managers *training those who provide non-formal adult and community education *communities of practice and sharing of knowledge and ideas within the teaching profession It also discusses the policy-making, management, technology, costing, evaluation and quality assurance aspects of this work. The contributors are outstanding practitioners in the field. The first review in over a decade, Teacher Education Through Open and Distance Learning draws on wide-ranging and international experience to summarise the strengths and weaknesses of new approaches to the education of teachers. It offers invaluable guidance to policymakers, planners, headteachers and teachers.