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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

Digital Technologies Seminar Event

Time:
10:00 - 12:30
Date:
20 November 2013
Venue:
Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, Building 32, Room 2097

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

Event details

This is to inform you of the final seminar in our series. We will be further exploring our key themes by bringing together two important strands of research: learning and digital technologies, one the one hand, and school-to-work transitions and career decision-making, on the other. We will include a comparative perspective by looking at both, the UK and Germany.

 

Speakers:

 

Dr John Potter, London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education:

Researching digital media and learner lives

 

Professor Beatrix Niemeyer-Jensen, Adult and Further Education, University of Flensburg: School to work transition and ICT skills in Germany - trying to map a research field

 

Tea & coffee will be served. The seminar will be followed by a light lunch.

 

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

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