The digital age and its implications for learning and teaching in the primary school.

BURNETT, Cathy (2016). The digital age and its implications for learning and teaching in the primary school. Discussion Paper. York, Cambridge Primary Review Trust.

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The report provides a substantial but necessarily selective survey of research related to children’s lives in the digital age within and beyond school. It begins by drawing on studies of everyday uses of digital technologies, including those by children, to identify challenges and opportunities facing primary education. Next it explores how research is shaping possible responses to these challenges and opportunities. Arguing that technology use, in schools as elsewhere, is never neutral, the review considers research from five broad traditions that represent different perspectives and priorities. It discusses how schools might work across these traditions in developing curriculum and pedagogy and in their wider role in supporting children’s emotional, social and civic lives. It proposes that such considerations should be weighed in relation to broader debates about the purpose of schooling and about how schools relate to their wider social, political, economic and commercial contexts.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Institute of Education
Departments: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Teacher Education
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Depositing User: Cathy Burnett
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2017 13:57

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