Join leading figures from schools, colleges and government to debate how to make learning more playful. Featuring Lord Jim Knight, Mark Prensky, Stephen Heppell and Kieron Kirkland.
A consultation seminar for experts and professionals in the area of educational assessment and e-assessment to support our latest project - New Assessment Scenarios - in exploring how technologies can best support innovative assessment practice.
Lord David Puttnam will be speaking at the launch of our new free online resource, Infocow, which supports young people to explore their rights and make positive changes in their lives.
Digital literacy is the ability to participate in wide-ranging practices of creating and communicating meaning with digital technologies. As part of our work on Digital Participation, Futurelab will be holding a series of four regional professional development workshops for primary and secondary school teachers.
Futurelab's research insights day will be an opportunity to find out more about the work that we've been doing over the past year – including overviews of research areas such as digital participation, computer gaming in families, and the relationship between home and school, among others. Online bookings are now being taken.
This seminar will bring together practitioners, researchers, members of the creative industries and other experts to explore how Web 2.0 has impacted teacher practice. It will include sessions to share and explore best practices, to identify useful resources and tools, and to discuss the issues surrounding the use of Web 2.0 as well as the needs and gaps for educators who seek to leverage it in their practice.
This will be an interactive event to discuss the importance of space in the learning process. The event will draw on the latest academic research about the relationship between innovative pedagogies and the built environment, combining stimulating talks from researchers and designers, open discussions and participatory techniques like hands-on design.
A new series of one day workshops, run in partnership with the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, aim to help senior teachers think systematically about the future, in order to inform strategic and local-policy decisions made in schools. The events provide an opportunity to explore a range of possible future scenarios and will use workshop techniques to support teachers in developing local responses to the challenges and opportunities these present.
This event will draw on recent research by Futurelab about young people’s views of what learning spaces should look like in the future and will offer practical support to those going through building programmes such as BSF and PCP.
Futurelab will be showcasing a range of new and emerging technologies at BETT 2010 – from those with alternative interfaces to Web 2.0 tools and computer games - and offering support for how they could be used in an educational setting. A number of free educational resources and publications to help practitioners interested in adopting innovative approaches to learning in their classroom will also be on display.
Futurelab will be showcasing its SPARK exhibition at the Learning and Technology World Forum. The forum is internationally recognised for sharing and debating best practice in education. It attracts participation from across the world. The forum is designed for national leaders who have a role in the development of technology in learning.