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NP3 Exploratory Study 8: Report from the project New Purposes, New Practices, New Pedagogies (NP3)

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  • J Gillen
  • Peter Twining
  • Amelia Hempel-Jorgensen
  • R Henry
  • Patricia Murphy
  • S Harrison
  • Don Passey
  • Natalya Kucirkova
  • S Dawadi
  • E De Geest
  • F Fletcher-Campbell
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Publication date2016
Place of PublicationMilton Keynes
PublisherThe Open University
Number of pages4
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

New Purposes – New Practices – New Pedagogy (NP3) is a collaboration between The Open University, Lancaster University and Manchester Metropolitan University, led by Professor Peter Twining.
NP3 is finding out about how children's digital practices influence teaching and learning. NP3 aims to find out about how children use digital devices outside school and what influence (if any) these practices have on what pupils and teachers do inside primary schools. The focus is on pedagogy across the curriculum (rather than the teaching of computing). Our Research Questions (RQs) for these exploratory studies are:
RQ1 What are the digital practices that pupils bring to their learning in school?
RQ2 Across subject domains what do teachers’ intended and enacted pedagogic practices indicate about their awareness of and the value accorded to pupils’ digital competencies, and how do pupils’ experience these pedagogic practices?
RQ3 What institutional circumstances and practices enable or undermine how pupils’ digital competencies and practices are recognised (RQ1) and integrated into teachers’ practice (RQ2)?
This brief report provides a snapshot of the digital practices evident in one of the 10
Exploratory Studies that we conducted between October 2015 and March 2016, with a summary of emerging findings from this Exploratory Study.
For further details about NP3 go to http://www.np3.org.uk.