2010 WinstonChurchill Travelling
Fellowship
TECHNOLOGY IN PRISONS
http://www.technologyinprisons.org
http://www.wcmt.org.u...
Churchill introduced several reforms to the prison system,
including the provision of lecturers and concerts for
prisoners...
The aim of the 2010 Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship is to
identify how technology is being used, or could be used ...
So why do we need to change?
• 52% of male and 71% of female offenders have no qualifications whatsoever
•48% of prisoners have literacy skills below l...
•Almost 90% of prisoners under the age of 21 re-offend within two years
•Almost two-thirds of adult prisoners re-offend wi...
What are the issues?
• Lack of effective leadership and policy decision making
• Quality of teaching and learning support staff
• The way in wh...
• Staff awareness to the potential of technology
• Fear of technology
• Lack of interactive/continuous support (SKYPE/MSN ...
How can technology help?
INDIVIDUALITY
FLEXIBILITYCONTINUITY
INDIVIDUALITY
* Individual learning styles
* Individual aims and objectives
* Independent learning
* Additionality
* e-por...
FLEXIBILITY
* On demand learning
* Multimedia learning materials
* Audio, video, animation etc.
* Interactive
* Self asses...
CONTINUITY
* Consistent delivery
* On-line curriculum
* Continuity prison / community
* Common curriculum
* Consistent sup...
How can HandHeld/Portable technology help?
Most young people are competent at playing games and use
Hand Held/portable technology. Even those with poor literacy
skil...
Justsome ofthe HandHeld/ portable technology available
today
The benefits of technology
‘If you have an important point to make, don't try to be
subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. H...
2010 WinstonChurchill Travelling
Fellowship
TECHNOLOGY IN PRISONS
http://www.technologyinprisons.org
http://www.wcmt.org.u...
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Technology in Prisons Ghent 2010

  1. 1. 2010 WinstonChurchill Travelling Fellowship TECHNOLOGY IN PRISONS http://www.technologyinprisons.org http://www.wcmt.org.uk Dr William G Lockitt E-Learning and Knowledge Management in Correctional Services Ghent (Belgium) – 22-23 October 2010
  2. 2. Churchill introduced several reforms to the prison system, including the provision of lecturers and concerts for prisoners and the setting up of special after-care associations to help convicts after they had served their sentence Over 100 years ago a great man had some revolutionary ideas regarding prison reform
  3. 3. The aim of the 2010 Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship is to identify how technology is being used, or could be used in the future, for the education and training of offenders in secure learning environments / upon release into the community and develop transferable models of good practice. The aim of the 2010 WCTF
  4. 4. So why do we need to change?
  5. 5. • 52% of male and 71% of female offenders have no qualifications whatsoever •48% of prisoners have literacy skills below level 1 •65% have numeracy skills below level 1 •67% of offenders were unemployed at the time of imprisonment •76% of prisoners do not have paid employment to go to upon release •Almost half of all prisoners say that employment (48%) andskills deficit (42%) are most important to their sentence plan Report available from: http://www.skillsandinclusion.org.uk/ DOINGTHINGS DIFFERENTLY Step Changes in Skills and Inclusion In the UK:
  6. 6. •Almost 90% of prisoners under the age of 21 re-offend within two years •Almost two-thirds of adult prisoners re-offend within two years •45,600 offenders were released from sentence of 12 months or more (including intermediate sentence) in 2008 •The total cost of recorded crime from re-offenders is estimated at around £11 Billion per year Report available from: http://www.skillsandinclusion.org.uk/ DOINGTHINGS DIFFERENTLY Step Changes in Skills and Inclusion In the UK:
  7. 7. What are the issues?
  8. 8. • Lack of effective leadership and policy decision making • Quality of teaching and learning support staff • The way in which teaching and support staff are employed and trained • Short-term sentences • Lack of fast-track enrolment for prisoners on short-term sentences • Continuity of curriculum between prisons / the community • No common curriculum (within prisons or linked to the community) • Poor learner tracking and e-portfolios • Lack of quality interactive multimedia learning materials • Restricted access to technology (mainly supervised in learning centre) These are just some of the common issues. Each country will have its own unique problems
  9. 9. • Staff awareness to the potential of technology • Fear of technology • Lack of interactive/continuous support (SKYPE/MSN etc.) • Adverse publicity / perception of society toward the use of technology • Lack of a basic education/training by learners • Poor motivation/confidence of learners • Lack of relevant job skills • Poor after care of offenders • Limited job, education or training opportunities on release from prison These are just some of the common issues. Each country will have its own unique problems (Continued)
  10. 10. How can technology help?
  11. 11. INDIVIDUALITY FLEXIBILITYCONTINUITY
  12. 12. INDIVIDUALITY * Individual learning styles * Individual aims and objectives * Independent learning * Additionality * e-portfolio * On demand learning * Just in time learning * Learning for life skills
  13. 13. FLEXIBILITY * On demand learning * Multimedia learning materials * Audio, video, animation etc. * Interactive * Self assessment * Mobile
  14. 14. CONTINUITY * Consistent delivery * On-line curriculum * Continuity prison / community * Common curriculum * Consistent support
  15. 15. How can HandHeld/Portable technology help?
  16. 16. Most young people are competent at playing games and use Hand Held/portable technology. Even those with poor literacy skills can text and communicate effectively using technology. Hand Held/portable learning devices are already having a significant impact in Further and Community education and training in the UK, see http://www.molenet.org.uk/ . They will have an impact on education and training in secure environments and we need to start thinking about, and planning their implementation now. Games and Hand Held/Portable learning
  17. 17. Justsome ofthe HandHeld/ portable technology available today
  18. 18. The benefits of technology ‘If you have an important point to make, don't try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time - a tremendous whack.’ Winston Churchill
  19. 19. 2010 WinstonChurchill Travelling Fellowship TECHNOLOGY IN PRISONS http://www.technologyinprisons.org http://www.wcmt.org.uk Dr William G Lockitt E-Learning and Knowledge Management in Correctional Services Ghent (Belgium) – 22-23 October 2010

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