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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Digital Technologies, learner identities and school-to-work transition Event

Time:
16:00 - 18:00
Date:
11 July 2013
Venue:
Building 32, Room 2097 - Highfield Campus University of Southampton

For more information regarding this event, please email Torhild Hearn at T.Hearn@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

We are an interdisciplinary working group at the Work Futures Research Centre at Southampton University. Our aim is to explore the role of digital technology in the formation of learner identities and in school-to-work transitions. We are hosting a series of seminars, each on a particular theme, with invited scholars and practitioners in order to explore relevant issues and concepts in this area of research.

This is to inform you of the 3rd seminar in our series, which will explore the perspectives of employers in the field of IT.

Confirmed speaker: Julie Feest, Customer Director, e-skills UK

Other speakers to be confirmed

Tea & coffee will be served. There will be wine and nibbles after the seminar.

 

Background:

We are an interdisciplinary working group at the Work Futures Research Centre at Southampton University. Our aim is to explore the role of digital technology in the formation of learner identities and in school-to-work transitions. We are hosting a series of seminars, each on a particular theme, with invited scholars and practitioners in order to explore relevant issues and concepts in this area of research.

Questions that are of particular interest include:

  • How is digital technology used to deliver education?
  • How are digital skills taught in schools?
  • How does digital technology shape young people's learning?
  • How does students' informal learning of technology feed into the formal school context?
  • How does digital technology translate into post-compulsory education career choices?

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in participating, please register with Torhild Hearn via email T.Hearn@soton.ac.uk and let her know of any special dietary or other requirements.

If you would like more information about the seminar series, do not hesitate to contact me at M.Brockmann@soton.ac.uk

We hope that you will be able to join us and look forward to a stimulating discussion.

 

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