Other discussion points

A number of MirandaNet members have contributed via email and provided very useful and interesting documents. To help in the facilitation of the discussions and creation of our response to the ETAGs request we have created a summary and access to documents here.

The reports here that are very relevant. They no doubt reflect similar views of the challenges ahead we all face, as week as research evidence and approaches that might work. A number of references and links are provided.

One size does not fit all – never has and never will – can we be smarter in our approach to education with the opportunities, when used well, technology can support? Ed Tech determinism and so-called conventional wisdom-2

Let’s build on good pedagogical theory and practice. Technology in education has had a strong focus over recent years is in computing and ICT. Can we build on the innovation potential of these ideas and developments? DfE Innovation Fund new ways of assessing pupils ICT-Computing v3

Innovating Pedagogy 2013’ report Professor Mike Sharples, Open University, a MirandaNet Fellow.

On the design and delivery of ICT CPD programmes three linked downloadable publications researched by teams funded by Becta at the Institute of Education, University of London, with MirandaNet Fellows, that provide a  picture of the UK ICT CPD Landscape in the noughties.

  • ‘Daly, C, Pachler N. and Pelletier, C. (2009) Continuing professional development in ICT for teachers: A literature review, Becta. http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/3183/ last accessed 230514
  • Daly, Caroline and Pachler, Norbert and Pelletier, Caroline (2009) Continuing Professional Development in ICT for teachers. http://eprints.ioe.ac.uk/3184/ last accessed 230514
  • Pachler, N, C. Preston, J. Cuthell,  A. Allen and Pinheiro Torres (2011) The ICT CPD Landscape in England Becta. http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/1769/ last accessed 230514

MESH guides

Allen, A. Preston, C. Payton, M. and Pickering, S. (2011) Safeguarding learners in a digital world: e-Safety module information for Further Education & Skills providers & learners. Becta Coventry.

on (2009) E-tools for Future Teachers: Becta, Coventry with Brunel University

Davis, N., C. Preston, and I. Sahin (2009a). ICT teacher training: evidence for multilevel evaluation from a national initiative. British Journal of Education Technology (BJET). Volume 40. Issue 1 (January 2009 ) (Published Online: Feb 5 2008 12:00AM): 135–148.DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8535.2007.00808.x

Davis, N. E., C. Preston and I. Sahin (2009b). Training teachers to use new technologies impacts multiple ecologies: Evidence from a national initiative’. British Educational Research Journal (BJET). Volume 40. Issue 5 (September 2009)


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