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Teaching and Learning Project

Press release issued: 15 June 2001

Launch of the new teaching and learning project

A new research project looking at how new technologies can be used within education to improve learning will be launched tomorrow [Wednesday, May 2] by Bristol University's Graduate School of Education.

The project, entitled 'InterActive Education: Teaching and Learning in the Information Age' is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Teaching and Learning Research Programme.

The research will focus on the development and evaluation of learning initiatives over a three-year period within the areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Modern Foreign Languages and Music.

The project is also concerned with learning which cuts across the traditional subject disciplines such as numeracy/application of number, literacy/communication and problem solving/creative thinking.

The project will pay particular interest to the relationship between out-of-school and in-school use of computers by learners and teachers. The research is a collaborative partnership between teachers, researchers, teacher educators and managers, working across the primary, secondary and FE sectors.

Professor Rosamund Sutherland, Professor of Education, who is leading the project, said: 'We hope to identify ways in which research evidence can be transformed and developed to be of value to educational practitioners. The findings will be communicated by researchers and teachers to a wide range of people who can use them to improve practice in teaching and learning through Information and Communication Technology (ICT).'

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Copyright: 2001 The University of Bristol, UK
Updated: Friday, 15-Jun-2001 10:50:16 BST

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