Topic: Giving Teachers a Voice

Time: 1500hrs to 1700hrs

Venue: C.3.08

In this workshop, Dr Rosemary Luckin uses the Decoding Learning report (published by Nesta) as an example of giving teachers’ practice a voice. In writing the report, she and her co-authors drew on a pool of three hundred examples of teacher practice with technology compiled from a variety of sources. Dr Luckin will illustrate the types of innovative practice the researchers found and will explain the way that these were evaluated. She will discuss the way that teachers can continue to influence the way that technology is designed and used to support learning. Additionally, Dr Luckin will introduce the idea of Teacher Design Research and will demonstrate how teachers can put this into practice by using technology to inquire into their students’ learning.

Facilitator: Rosemary Luckin, PhD

Rosemary Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at the London Knowledge Lab. She holds a First Class BA in Computing and Artificial Intelligence and a PhD in Cognitive Science. Prof Luckin has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles, two edited volumes and one research monograph. In 2012, she worked with Nesta to produce the influential "Decoding Learning" report. She has been a member of numerous conference committees, has advised countries across the globe and research councils within the United Kingdom. Until 2011, she was a member of the board of BECTA (British Educational Communications and Technology Agency), the body charged with implementing the UK Government’s eLearning strategy. Prof Luckin is a Governor at St Paul's public day school in London and has previously served on the governing bodies of state primary and secondary schools. Her research applies participatory methods to the development and evaluation of technology for learning. This work is interdisciplinary and encompasses education, psychology, artificial intelligence and HCI. Prof Luckin investigates the relationship between people, their context, the concepts they are learning, and the resources at their disposal. She has developed the Ecology of Resources design framework as discussed in her book "Re-designing Learning Contexts" (published by Routledge).