Date: 30h August 2017, 16:00 BST (London time)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: Online Zoom Meeting Space.
Presenter(s): Sarah Tutton, PGCE and QTS, Canterbury Christ Church University, lead student presenter and Geoff Rebbeck, Professional Studies Tutor, PGCE, Canterbury Christ Church University
Topic: Exploring the potential of technology to support reflection on individual learning journeys
During our PGCE year we have considered as a class what education looks like in today’s digital society. We have identified areas in which technology has changed the world and how we need to prepare our students for this new era. Rather than refer to the developments as challenges, we have described them as frontiers, on the grounds that we are all crossing these frontiers whether we want to or not, and we can only improve how prepared we are to meet them when they come. It allows us to think about the evolution of technology as beyond our control, but not beyond our ability to respond, adapt and manipulate it in support of great modern learning.
Our 6 frontiers are:
1. Course design that works around reflective learning
2. Using technology to support and manage unique learning journeys
3. Showing digital literacy-in-action, leading to positive on-line reputations
4. Teaching the employability mindset, including self-employment
5. Focussing all learning and publishing its accomplishments in personal learning spaces
6. Using technology to capture and present soft skills - the rounded person.
In the webinar, Sarah, supported by Geoff and her student colleagues, will showcase a particular assignment, in which students used workbooks and assets to improve their own educational experience and prepare for each of these frontiers. They will highlight that it is not the technology that is important, but how we can use this technology to improve pedagogy and teaching practice. Sarah has just won the CCCU PGCE prize for creativity on the PGCE. This is the top student prize and is given to the student who has shown and demonstrated by publication the greatest creativity in their teaching practice and we are delighted to have Sarah presenting her work.