Evaluating skills and knowledge capture lies at the cutting edge of contemporary higher education, with a drive towards increasing evaluation of classroom performance and use of digital technologies in pedagogy.
Developing Educators for the Digital Age provides a narrative account of teacher development geared towards the further usage of technologies (including iPads, massive open online courses and whiteboards) in the classroom presented via the histories and observation of a diverse group of teachers engaged in the multiple dimensions of their profession.
Drawing on the insights of a variety of educational theories and approaches (including Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge – TPACK), it presents a practical framework for capturing English language teachers' knowledge in action – in their own voices – indicating how such methods, processes and experiences shed light on more widely related contexts within higher education that may be transferable to other situations.
This book will be of interest to the growing body of scholars interested in TPACK theory or communities of practice theory and, more widely, anyone concerned with how new pedagogical skills and technological knowledge may be incorporated in better practice and concrete instances of teaching.
About the author
Paul Breen is Senior Lecturer in the University of Westminster’s Professional Language Centre with a specialism in the areas of English for Academic Purposes, English Language Teaching and Educational Technology. He is the author of a DVD lecture series, Realizing the Power of Social Media in the 21st Century (IGI Global, 2014), and The Charlton Men (2014), a modern work of fiction set against the world of football and the London riots.