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This presentation is about an explorative study about CLCs in the UK. I made this presentation in Arnhem, the Netherlands in July 2009.

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Clc Project Copy

  1. 1. City Learning centres in the UK An explorative study Prepared by-Arjun Sharma
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  3. 3. What are CLCs? <ul><li>City learning centres “CLCs” in the UK are “centres providing leading edge ICT rich learning opportunities for the pupils at the host school, for pupils at a network of surrounding schools and for the wider community” </li></ul><ul><li>“ there are more than 105 CLCs across the UK” </li></ul><ul><li>“ aim of the CLC is to enhance learning and teaching across the whole curriculum for pupils, teachers, particularly in secondary schools but also in primary and special schools and to provide ICT access to the wider community” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Resources and facilities
  5. 5. Typically a CLC in the UK wants to achieve…
  6. 6. Organizational structure of a CLC
  7. 7. Research approach <ul><li>17 CLCs included in the study </li></ul><ul><li>10 CLCs, directly visited/contacted </li></ul><ul><li>CLCs from various regions were included in the study like Sheffield, London, Liverpool, Newcastle etcetera </li></ul>
  8. 8. Issues of research <ul><li>Conclusions with recommendation regarding </li></ul><ul><li>Effectiveness and efficiency of a CLC </li></ul><ul><li>Team and school development </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson learned about the organization and activities of CLCs </li></ul><ul><li>Best practices of the CLCs </li></ul><ul><li>Student teachers and their educators role </li></ul>
  9. 9. Team and school development <ul><li>School development Case study: </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative practices using of technologies in learning and teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Acting as test bed </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing practices </li></ul><ul><li>Direct Support in school development </li></ul><ul><li>-BSF (Building school for the future) </li></ul><ul><li>-E-safety </li></ul><ul><li>-ICT Mark (review framework) </li></ul><ul><li>-Security </li></ul><ul><li>-E- Learning platform </li></ul><ul><li>Team development and collaboration- mixed result </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lesson learned ….. <ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul><ul><li>Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation- Not only self and peer review but reflective action and critical review </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship with schools, teachers, student teachers, educators, other related stakeholders matters </li></ul><ul><li>other internal factors ( cultural and structural) associated like attitudes, preparation, facilities, participation, motivation, sharing practices among all stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Staff/teacher professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Short term , long term, system activities and plan for sustainability in the use of technologies in education </li></ul>
  11. 11. Best Practices <ul><li>“ Technological Innovation adoption and diffusion in teaching and learning ” </li></ul><ul><li>And </li></ul><ul><li>“ Partnership with several national educational developmental organization, Local Authority, School board and other related organizations ” </li></ul>
  12. 12. Use of Technologies in teaching and learning <ul><ul><li>Voogt & Pelgrum (2001) compares the pedagogy in information society with industrial society </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active learner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Futurelab (2007) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>independent enquiry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>creative thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reflective learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>team work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>self-management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>effective participation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>authentic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a global view </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>complete </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Best practices <ul><li>Using various video and audio editing tools and technologies, working in collaboration with each other to make news, audio and video can be a best practice. This supports pupil’s creativity, collaboration and students are engaged and highly motivated. </li></ul><ul><li>Use of VLE (virtual learning environment) supported flexibility, personalization, student directed, independent learning, rich media, and collaboration at the same time. </li></ul><ul><li>Video conferencing supported local and global collaboration and link learning in diverse cultural context, sharing innovation, interactivity, global view. </li></ul><ul><li>Immersive media and games support enthusiasm, engagement and motivation. It provides environment for non-linear learning containing multiple human knowledge at one time. It presents virtual reality and a natural context for the learner. It can also connect to countless other learners. For teachers it makes simple to keep track of every students about their strength and weaknesses in all their complexity. </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile learning with portable devices supports for flexible and any time any where learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Above all, innovative technologies and their use always make the students active, engaged and enthusiastic </li></ul>
  14. 14. Are CLCs effective and efficient ?
  15. 15. Role of student teachers and their educators <ul><li>Student teachers will be able to able to : </li></ul><ul><li>get a platform for practice with pupils and experts </li></ul><ul><li>finds a place to find examples and practices </li></ul><ul><li>use and practise innovative tools and technologies to study and experiment </li></ul><ul><li>provide an opportunity to start research work together with teachers, researcher and CLC experts </li></ul><ul><li>Educators, researchers will be able to: </li></ul><ul><li>design and conduct research together with student teachers, teachers and a CLC experts </li></ul><ul><li>diagnose the results and develop theories related with use of technologies in education </li></ul><ul><li>find information, knowledge, evidences for decision making and policy making purpose </li></ul>
  16. 16. Conclusion and recommendations <ul><li>5 Key Issues “MANTRA” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Partnership <ul><li>Some of the main advantages of the partnership model : </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling support regarding resources and facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Direction and vision from government and non-government educational organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Support for professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing good practices </li></ul><ul><li>Research based knowledge about the use and implementation of technologies </li></ul><ul><li>“ ecological supportive environment for educational renewal” </li></ul>
  18. 18. Collaboration/Team work
  19. 19. How collaboration and team?
  20. 20. Evidence based practice <ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><li>Opens up ways for discovery in education and promotes innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnose the process and outcome of the educational activity </li></ul><ul><li>Support replication of best practices </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces time and extra cost </li></ul><ul><li>Provides insight for decision and policy making </li></ul><ul><li>How to? </li></ul><ul><li>Embedding research in projects and activities </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnose and find out the real impact and outcome </li></ul><ul><li>Involve teachers, researchers interested for any study related with use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate with schools and teachers for research </li></ul><ul><li>Use networked communication for sharing practices and outcomes. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Involve in school development plan <ul><li>Inspiring and supporting for professional development/teacher training related with use of technology across the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Including CLC initiatives and activities in school improvement or development plan </li></ul>
  22. 22. Leadership <ul><li>A visionary leadership with pedagogical, organizational, technical knowledge and inter-personal skills can be very effective in this context </li></ul><ul><li>Making effective plans , decision with related activities </li></ul><ul><li>Scenario prediction for future development and </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting cohesive relationship with stakeholders </li></ul><ul><li>Effective network developer </li></ul><ul><li>System approach of organization but with humanist value </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting, supporting and managing change </li></ul>
  23. 23. Thank you! <ul><li>&quot;The most fruitful outcome for people arises from the clashes between the technologist perspective and the humanist perspective&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Snow, C. P. (1959) </li></ul>