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ERIC Number: ED513308
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 39
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8547-3797-0
Digital Technologies and Their Role in Achieving Our Ambitions for Education
Laurillard, Diana
Institute of Education - London
Educational policy aims are very ambitious: from pre-school to lifelong learning they demand improvements in both quantity and quality. These demands have wide-ranging effects on teaching workloads. It is difficult to achieve these aims effectively without rethinking our approach to teaching and learning. Our essentially nineteenth-century model of educational institutions does not scale up to the requirements of a twenty-first-century society. Despite their potential to contribute to a rethink, digital technologies have usually been used in a technology-driven way to upgrade our existing educational models. There is an alternative: an education-driven approach to the use of digital technologies to achieve our ambitions for education. Contents of this book include: (1) Introduction; (2) Education Policy Ambitions; (3) The Learner's Point of View; (4) How Might Technology Help?; (5) Examples of Technology Supporting Learner's Needs; (6) A Theoretical Approach to Challenging the Technology; (7) What Does it Take to Learn?; (8) What Can Technology Offer?; (9) A Policy-Driven Strategy for Technology; (10) The Role of the Teaching Profession; (11) Teaching Professionals As Agents of Change; (12) Teachers as Learning Technology Innovators; (13) Concluding Points: Getting From Here to a Desirable There; and (14) References.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: University of London, Institute of Education