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Educational transformation with open and social technologies in the non-formal school curriculum: an analysis of three case studies in the United Kingdom

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Publication date2013
Host publicationOpen and Social Technologies for Networked Learning : Ifip Wg 3.4 International Conference, Ost 2012, Tallinn, Estonia, July 30 - August 3, 2012, Revised Selected Papers.
EditorsTobias Ley, Mikko Ruohonen, Mart Laanpere, Arthur Tatnall
Place of publicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783642372841
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper explores ways that open and social technologies relate to educational transformation, analysing three case studies of exemplar school-based projects. Schools in England have been asked to develop ‘educational transformation’. Although there is no single definition, aspects of community and social interactions and networking are intended, as is development of appropriate uses of digital technologies. Managing educational transformation with digital technologies requires knowledge, levels of expertise, and willingness to manage innovation. Curriculum position and intention, management models and roles of intergenerational learning are fundamental to developments. Future implications for educational support and schools are considered.

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