Chartered College comments on calls for EdTech ‘revolution’ for schools

Charetered College comments on calls for EdTech ‘revolution’ for schools

Today (07 August), Education Secretary Damian Hinds has called for the tech industry to “launch an education revolution for schools, colleges and universities”.

As part of this, the Chartered College of Teaching will be producing a special EdTech themed edition of Impact, which will be sent to all schools. We will also be creating an online course for teachers and leaders on the effective use of technology. This will draw on the best research evidence available to look at how integrating education technology in effective pedagogical practice can help improve teaching and learning. More information, including a call for papers for the journal, can be found on our submissions page.

Commenting on the news, Professor Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:

The Chartered College of Teaching wants teachers to have the resources, expertise and support to deliver the best possible education for children and young people. Each year schools spend an estimated £900m on technology. Used well, it can support teachers in developing effective approaches to pedagogy and assessment. However, its use in schools is not consistent. When not used well it can have limited or even negative impact, and add to teacher workload.

The Chartered College is focused on supporting teachers to draw from the best available research evidence on how technology can be used both effectively and efficiently to have the biggest impact on learning. A commitment by the Government to support more effective use of education technology chimes with the Chartered College’s work to foster stronger evidence-informed practice. We look forward to developing a dedicated education technology-themed edition of our award winning journal, Impact, and to creating a new, free online course for teachers and leaders on effective use of education technology, to further build on our support for colleagues in the teaching profession to enable them and their pupils to thrive.