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Interactive Education: Teaching and Learning in the Information Age

  • Start date: 01 November 2000
  • End date: 31 July 2004

The overall aim of this project is to examine the ways in which new technologies can be used in educational settings to enhance learning. To this end the project centres around the design and evaluation of longitudinal teaching and learning initiatives within the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages and Music. The project is also concerned with learning which cuts across the traditional subject disciplines such as numeracy,literacy and problem solving. We are also particularly interested in the relationship between out-of-school and in-school use of computers by learners and teachers. Within the project we are strongly influenced by socio-cultural theories of learning but recognise that these are not always adequate to theorise the political and sociological structures and constraints which impinge on learning institutions. From a socio-cultural perspective the computer can be understood as a technological tool in which the culture and context of use shapes the potentials and possibilities of the tool. The project is a collaborative partnership between teachers, researchers and teacher educators, working across the primary, secondary and post-16 sectors. A major outcome of the project will be to identify the ways in which research evidence can be transformed and developed to be of value to educational practitioners

  • Outputs (44)