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ERIC Number: EJ1144072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Developing Personalised Education for Personal Mobile Technologies with the Pluralisation Agenda
Kucirkova, Natalia; Littleton, Karen
Oxford Review of Education, v43 n3 p276-288 2017
This paper makes a distinctive contribution to the current debates concerning the role of personal mobile technologies (PMTs) in public education. It does this through drawing attention to the imperative to integrate digitally-mediated personalised education with teacher-mediated pluralised education. Premised on the notion that children's learning needs to be both tailored to individuals' aspirations (i.e. personalised) "and" participatory, entailing the consideration of multiple perspectives (i.e. pluralised), the argument is made that for optimal learning outcomes, both personalisation and plurality need to be integrated when deploying PMTs in schools. Vygotsky's theory is mobilised to provide a theoretical rationale for emphasising the vital role educators play in harnessing PMTs to support the development of traditional as well as new, 21st-century skills, and for the argument that personalisation and pluralisation need to be conceptualised as complementary forces within 21st-century education reform. A community project, which deployed PMTs, is used to exemplify how personalised and pluralised educational goals can be integrated and pursued within teaching-learning activities mediated by innovative technologies and educational professionals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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