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Curriculum & Leadership Journal
An electronic journal for leaders in education
ISSN: 1448-0743
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Bring your own devices

Open University Innovation Report 3

When students bring their own smartphones and tablet computers into the classroom, this action changes their relationship with the school and with their teachers. They arrive equipped not only with individual technologies that they maintain and improve, but also with their own personal learning environments and social networks. This means that teachers become managers of technology-enabled networked learners, rather than providers of resources and knowledge. This shift opens opportunities for connecting learning inside and outside the classroom. Computer-based activities that are set in the classroom can be continued elsewhere and then shared at school. Students’ personal collections and networks, gathered inside and outside school, can become resources for learning. Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approaches have the potential to reduce the cost of ICT provision and introduce new possibilities for learners, but they also offer new challenges.

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Student-teacher relationships in comprehensive and tracked schools

Svenja Vieluf, et al.

A study compares the quality of student-teacher relationships at education systems using tracked schooling, and the comprehensive school model – Oxford Review of Education.

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The effect of drama-based pedagogy on preK–16 outcomes

Bridget Kiger Lee, et al.

A meta-analysis investigates the academic benefits from drama-based pedagogy across subject areas – Review of Educational Research.

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Context led science courses: a review

Frances Wilson, Steve Evans, Sarah Old

Context-led science courses are designed to make the subject more interesting and relevant to students – Research Matters.

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Embedding sustainability in school cultures

Robyn Collins

Effective sustainability policy calls for committment at the whole-school level – ISQ Briefings.

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