Dr Ash Casey and Dr Ann MacPhail after a really interesting presentation yesterday.
PEPAYS Lecture: "Do we need a pedagogy of technology for physical education?”
Thursday 26th June, 4-5pm, PEPAYS Research Centre, PESS, UL
The use of technology is growing in every field except Education (Fullan, 2013) and yet the technology that schools and universities have invested in is often so commonplace to have become another part of the furniture (Selwyn, 2011). Indeed, it could be argued that we would be much more surprised to walk into a classroom and not find a computer than we would be to see one. At a time when Robinson (2011) guessed that there might be more processing power in one smart phone than there was in the world in the 1940s the question should not be “what can technology do for education but what can education do with technology.” Learning is not something that could or should be driven by technology; that‘s pedagogy’s job. However, learning is something that can be accelerated by technology and this is what this presentation explores. In asking “should we have a pedagogy of technology in physical education” this discussion as the audience to consider the ways in which technology can be used to accelerate learning and, through illustration, how it might have been used poorly in the past.
Ashley, a Lecturer in Pedagogy at Loughborough University and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Limerick, is an active researcher in physical education and sport pedagogy (focusing on technology, social media, practitioner research and models-based practice) and is a member of a number of international organisations. He is an active member of twitter, writes a weekly research blog for teachers at www.peprn.com/news.aspx and publishes a weekly podcast. His website has received over 70,000 unique visitors from 120 countries since its inception in July 2010.