We won’t teach you how to use technology. Frances Valintine, CEO of The Mind Lab by Unitec, is opening a postgraduate certificate course by surprising her audience. However, she strongly encourages New Zealand teachers to bring “more technology-based practices into classroom.” The course is The Mind Lab’s effort to enhance digital literacy capability and implementation of contemporary practice in the teaching profession. […]
A new study from the educational psychology research group in University of Helsinki has been published in Creative Education Journal. In their study, Iida Vedenpää and Kirsti Lonka explored what kinds of conceptions of creativity and learning do Finnish teachers and teacher students express. The study also aimed to find out do teachers and student […]
The doctoral dissertation by Antti-Tuomas Pulkka examines the role that adult students’ achievement goal orientations play in their perceptions of their learning environment (course evaluations) and performance. The samples came from the National Defence University.
A question that we get frequently asked (as we happen to work with issues related to young people’s technology mediated practices), is that what good does adding technology to classrooms do? Or more precisely, does technology have an positive impact on learning? However, as i see it, that question is quite irrelevant. In this post i will shortly explain why.