Education Research Programme


More or less technology in the classroom – the value and purposes of technology use in school

16 July 2024, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm

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The current debate over the role of digital technology in schools alternates between a concern for the harms it may cause and interest in its potential to transform education. The risks of adopting a market-led approach to digital innovation in education are becoming clearer. But many uncertainties remain – not least how to put learners’ interests first in any plans for technology use in education.

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ESRC Education Research Programme

This panel discussion will bring together researchers, policymakers, practitioners and campaigners to debate where priorities should lie as education comes to grips with rapid technological change. Before we rush too fast into innovating in counter-productive ways, what kinds of questions most urgently need answering?  

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