PebblePad August 17 Webinar

Sarah Tutton, PGCE and QTS, Canterbury Christ Church University, lead student presenter Geoff Rebbeck, Professional Studies Tutor, PGCE, Canterbury Christ Church University

During their PGCE year, Sarah and her class have considered what education looks like in today’s digital society and identified areas in which technology has changed the world and how we need to prepare students for this new era. Rather than refer to the developments as challenges, they have described them as frontiers, on the grounds that we are all crossing these frontiers whether we want to or not, and we can only improve how prepared we are to meet them when they come. It allows us to think about the evolution of technology as beyond our control, but not beyond our ability to respond, adapt and manipulate it in support of great modern learning.

In the webinar, Sarah, supported by Geoff and her student colleagues, will showcase a particular assignment, in which students used workbooks and assets to improve their own educational experience and prepare for each of these frontiers. They will highlight that it is not the technology that is important, but how we can use this technology to improve pedagogy and teaching practice. Sarah has just won the CCCU PGCE prize for creativity on the PGCE. This is the top student prize and is given to the student who has shown and demonstrated by publication the greatest creativity in their teaching practice and we are delighted to have Sarah presenting her work.

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