Empowering the Learner; Ensuring curriculum access for all

Dawne Bell, Mike Martin

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Abstract

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

Conference

ConferenceSOLSTICE & Centre for Learning & Teaching (CLT) Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOrmskirk
Period4/06/155/06/15

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  • Research Output

    QR Codes

    Bell, D. & Wooff, D., 2013, Enhancing Learning through Technology in Lifelong Learning: Fresh Ideas: Innovative Strategies. Ingle, S. & Duckworth, V. (eds.). Maidenhead: Open University Press, p. 100-103

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Raising Boys' Attainment

    Bell, D. & Wooff, D., Sep 2011, In : D&T Practice: The Design and Technology Publication for the Profession. 5, p. 24-26

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Cite this

    Bell, D., & Martin, M. (2015). Empowering the Learner; Ensuring curriculum access for all. Poster session presented at SOLSTICE & Centre for Learning & Teaching (CLT) Conference, Ormskirk, United Kingdom. https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/solstice/conference/conference-2015/2015-proposals/