Empowering the Learner; Ensuring curriculum access for all

Dawne Bell, Mike Martin

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Empowering the Learner; ensuring curriculum access for all. This poster presents a visual narrative of collaborative work undertaken in partnership with trainee, newly and recently qualified teachers, who seek to explore the potential of new and emergent technologies for use with learners. Pushing forward advances in the way we integrate and incorporate new and emergent learning technology in the classroom is at the forfront of this work, and this research adopts a case study approach, with examples of best practice, in practice, being illustrated visually and shared interactivtly for immediate dissemination. The work presented reflects upon a variety of approaches, and includes specifically the use of Screen capture, QR Codes, Prezi™ and Augmented Reality (AR), with each example demonstrating the impact of a particular technology when used specifically to enhance the learning of individuals or groups with diverse or special education learning needs. The work outlines strategies adopted, and teachers report how these approaches supported the consolidation of pupils learning, reinforcing skills, knowledge and understanding to help develop pupil’s ability to learning independently. Through the use of learning technology findings support the view that children were better able to utilise technology to access the curriculum independently of their teachers, which has had a positive impact on pupil’s motivation and engagement. The presentation concludes with a commentary of potential next steps, and includes useful links for those considering undertaking the use of similar technologies in their own work.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2015
EventSOLSTICE & Centre for Learning & Teaching (CLT) Conference - Edge Hill University, Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jun 20155 Jun 2015


ConferenceSOLSTICE & Centre for Learning & Teaching (CLT) Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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