|What Works Where?|
|Wednesday, 20 February 2008|
What Works Where?
ICT CPD programmes as a focus for change
in theory, policy and practice:
the view from the UK, the US and Eastern Europe.
A two-day free ICT CPD workshop
12th 13th March 2008
(optional school visits on Friday March 14th )
WLE centre, Institute of Education(IOE), University of London,
20 Bedford Way, WCIH 0AL
Summary of the activity
This international policy-orientated workshop focuses on the complexities of change in classrooms and on the designs for programmes about digital technologies that will support teachers as they manage these changes. The first aim is to investigate existing global models and plan for the future of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Information and Communications Technology(ICT). The second aim is to explore which learning experiences are most effective for teachers and which ones are counterproductive. A key aspect of the workshop is the opportunity for all participants to tell the story of their own learning journey in mastering digital technologies. All participants are invited to contribute to a publication about ICT CPD experiences in an international context.
The range of the topic is wide and multifaceted so there are five overarching themes:
the relationship between theory, pedagogy and learning;
the relationship between work, learning and professional practice;
the relationship between pedagogy, assessment and learning;
the role of e-communities of practice in teachers’ learning:
cultural, national and professional diversity in ICT CPD programmes.
Who will gain from the workshop?
The participants in this two-day ICT CPD workshop are expected to be policy makers, teacher educators and advisers, teachers, senior managers, students at the IOE and key commercial and university ICT training and CPD providers. This audience will be invited to engage in the thinking and contribute to the collaborative insights that emerge from a discussion of the evidence. We plan a web publication after this event that will include contributions from all attendees who have insights to offer. Applicants who register for the workshop will be given access to pre-reading research materials that outline what the speakers have discovered so far about ICT CPD in Eastern Europe, the US and the UK. Those who cannot attend but who wish to contribute to the publications can also register to access the website.
As part of this ICT CPD experience schools are invited to set up cross cultural exchanges between the participants and join the an optional visit to a London school on the 14th March.
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