`I commend it to anyone with a concern for teaching in any of its forms' -School Leadership & Management In this controversial book, Peter Mortimore and a team from London University's Institute of Education explore what is meant by the term pedagogy.They investigate its context and describe some of the recent shifts in thinking about it. Pedagogy affects the way hundreds of thousands of learners of different ages and stages are taught. Yet, until recently, it has been a neglected topic. Instead of having access to systematic evidence about its impact, innovative teachers have been guided only by ideological positions, folk wisdom and fashionable enthusiasms for particular approaches.

The Challenge of New Technologies: doing Old Things in a New Way, or doing New Things?

The Challenge of New Technologies: doing Old Things in a New Way, or doing New Things?

The challenge of new technologies: Doing old things in a new way, or doing new things?
RichardNoss and NorbertPachter

In this chapter we will try to illustrate that the potential of new technologies has considerable implications for our current notion of knowledge, as well as for the relationships and roles of teachers and learners. We conclude that while discussion of ICT is restricted to the domain of how to teach and learn, its real potential will remain limited. Similarly, viewing new technologies as merely an opportunity for faster or easier access to information will severely restrict the opportunities for positive educational change, and may even bring about change in the wrong ...

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