Teaching Contemporary Themes in Secondary Education: Technology, Culture and Communication

Teaching Contemporary Themes in Secondary Education: Technology, Culture and Communication

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The media has a huge impact on how we view society and the world, and new technologies continue to transform the way in which we work and learn. It is therefore essential that young people can engage critically in their consumption of media and the internet and are able to make informed decisions about the technologies they use.

This book explores the broad contexts and ideas that technology facilitates in our culture and considers what this means for teachers in practice. It aims to help you develop your understanding about, and pedagogy with, technology and includes:

the implications of new media and technology on twenty-first century education;

guidance on choosing and using digital technologies and how these affect the educational opportunities for young people;

a consideration of students' critical and creative thinking with digital media and their confidence and autonomy in digital consumption and production;

references to recent research to support practice;

Links to resources and organisations who can offer support.

Technology has a crucial role to play in processes of teaching and learning. This book is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers that wish to use a range of technological tools to form a dynamic and creative learning environment.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 10.16mm | 249g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3 Halftones, black and white; 1 Tables, black and white
  • 0415620317
  • 9780415620314
  • 1,940,530

Table of contents

Introduction; Chapter 1: Making Connections; Chapter 2: Adapting to Radical Change; Chapter 3: Towards Participation; Chapter 4: Choosing and Using Digital Technologies; Chapter 5: Making, Starting and Connecting with Digital Networked Technologies; Chapter 6: The Impact of Digital Network Technologies on Teaching and Learning; Chapter 7: Moving Forwards and Conclusion
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About Jonathan Savage

Clive McGoun is Senior Lecturer in Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University. His wide-ranging teaching and research interests include digital media communications and the culture and political economy of Web 2.0.

Jonathan Savage is Reader in Education and Enterprise Fellow at the Institute of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Royal Northern College of Music. He teaches on various PGCE courses and doctoral studies programmes and is an active researcher in a wide range of areas relating to education and ICT.
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