Equipped to be unsettled

A session at ICT in Education

The title of this session is from a contribution by Josie Fraser to the #purposed debate, asserting that the purpose of education is to prepare young people and adults to be “equipped to be unsettled”. New and disruptive technologies are changing our practices – as citizens, as learners and as educators. At all levels of education this has enormous implications. How do we make the most of the opportunities afforded by e-learning and m-learning (mobile learning)? How do we challenge specific curricular, examination and institutional standards that are no longer relevant? How best can we support one another as we walk these new paths, creating new learning experiences and new learning environments? In this session, Catherine will explore these questions, along with examples of how social media and new technologies are changing boundaries and relationships (student-educator, parent-educator, educator-educator). Catherine will include, as one example, @Parents_GortCS, a Twitter experiment that has facilitated connections between parents and educators, within Ireland and beyond. References: John Davitt, @johndavitt, Plymouth eLearning Conference 2011 http://catherinecronin.wordpress... Josie Fraser, @josiefraser, Purpos/ed for #purposed campaign http://fraser.typepad.com/social...

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Catherine Cronin

Educator, Researcher, PhD candidate, National University of Ireland, Galway.

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