Scottish Government Library Information Literacy newsfeeds http://feed.informer.com/digests/PSEGPV0SVQ/feeder Scottish Government Library Information Literacy newsfeeds Respective post owners and feed distributors Mon, 21 Sep 2015 12:51:24 +0100 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Marketing shake-up planned by farm levy body AHDB to save £750,000 https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/business/farming/1396112/marketing-shake-planned-farm-levy-body-ahdb-save-750000/ Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:399f6c5d-5cfd-ec67-4730-f3ce3fa9500a Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:00:38 +0000 Farm levy body AHDB has announced plans to restructure its exports, trade and consumer marketing teams in a bid to save more than £750,000 over two years. <p>Farm levy body AHDB has announced plans to restructure its exports, trade and consumer marketing teams in a bid to save more than £750,000 over two years.</p> <p>The proposals, which will involve some roles being made redundant and new roles being created, will have “minimal impact in Scotland”, claims AHDB.</p> <p>The farm levy organisation collects levy money in Scotland for potatoes, dairy, cereals and horticultural crops.</p> <p>It said the restructuring was driven by a desire to move to a more agile and streamlined approach to consumer marketing campaigns, enhanced relationships with retailers and an export team “ready to seize post-Brexit opportunities to open new markets”.</p> <p>AHDB’s chief officer for communications and market development, Christine Watts, said export and marketing work by the organisation totalled around £16million per year.</p> <p>During the 2018-19 financial year, the total projected spend for consumer marketing, trade marketing, education and nutrition work is £10.3million. An additional £5.8million will be spent on exports work.</p> <p>“We need to invest this money in the most efficient and effective way and, in a post-Brexit world, we need to be structured to deliver where we can make the most positive impact,” said Ms Watts.</p> <p>“Our marketing work must be relevant to the consumer and delivered in a way that reaches them effectively, with investment in talented people to deliver digital, online and social media campaigns.”</p> <p>She said the aim of the restructure, which is due for completion by April, was to deliver savings in excess of £750,000 over two years – all of which will be reinvested into communications, events, online promotion, export and domestic marketing campaign activity.</p> <p>“The proposed restructure is likely to see a small number of redundancies but will also offer new opportunities. These include, among others, the creation of a new head of domestic marketing role charged with delivering a single overarching consumer marketing offering for all of AHDB’s sectors. There will also be new roles in our digital and international events teams to proactively promote products at home and abroad,” added Ms Watts.</p> <p>“In addition, there will be new heads of export roles for the red meat sector based on high growth markets like Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East/Africa and, longer term, the Americas.”</p> Women shouldn't have to travel interstate for abortions, doctor says https://uk.news.yahoo.com/women-shouldn-apos-t-travel-225227141.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:3954d32c-f2c8-5b46-c410-3cc4dcc8ff43 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:52:27 +0000 ...and taking time off <b>education</b> or work, a situation Hyland described ... 1988, followed by the <b>UK</b> in 1991. According to Scotland’s National... On the Mend: Falling Into and Out of Overwork http://acrlog.org/2018/01/19/on-the-mend-falling-into-and-out-of-overwork/ ACRLog urn:uuid:3428203e-324a-a3be-1933-354571f3d636 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 22:12:33 +0000 I’d meant to write this post earlier in the week. Actually I’d meant to write an entirely different post earlier in the week. But after weeks of avoiding the winter cold going around at the end of last semester, and weeks of colder than usual temperatures where I live, last week my time was up. &#8230; <a href="http://acrlog.org/2018/01/19/on-the-mend-falling-into-and-out-of-overwork/" class="more-link">Continue reading <span class="screen-reader-text">On the Mend: Falling Into and Out of Overwork</span> <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a> <p>I’d meant to write this post earlier in the week. Actually I’d meant to write an entirely different post earlier in the week. But after weeks of avoiding the winter cold going around at the end of last semester, and weeks of colder than usual temperatures where I live, last week my time was up. I’m fortunate that I don’t tend to get sick all that often, and fortunate to have paid sick time, too. Which I needed last week for multiple days of bundling up in blankets with congestion, fever, coughing, and aches.</p> <p>I’m mostly better this week though still playing catchup from having been out. So I want to write a bit about self care and overwork and libraries. We’ve written about the importance of self care on ACRLog in the past. Quetzalli’s post a couple of years ago highlighted both <a href="http://acrlog.org/2016/11/21/self-care-focusing-on-you/">the need for self care and some of her own strategies</a>. And Ian’s post from a bit earlier reminds us that just as we may be dealing with issues that are invisible from the outside, so too are other folks, and it’s important to <a href="http://acrlog.org/2016/05/31/invisible-disabilities-self-care-and-a-generous-heart/">practice self care and have a generous heart</a> (a lovely term).</p> <p>I am not always the best at self care. Historically, I’ve sometimes struggled to use my sick days (when I’ve had them) for anything but the very worst illness. Some of this is my own internal work mindset &#8212; I’ve worked in academia for a long time, and the siren song of just one more project/article to read/grant or conference to apply for can be tough for me to resist. I’ve tried to be much more intentional about self care in the past few years. Some of this is a natural side effect of getting older, but also because I do feel that self care is important for everyone, as much as I still sometimes struggle myself. I need to use my sick days when I’m sick, not only because it’s better for me to rest and recuperate (and keep my contagions to myself), but also because I want to be sure that my coworkers feel comfortable using their sick days, too. A sick boss is not the best boss, on multiple levels.</p> <p>Last week Abby wrote about <a href="http://acrlog.org/2018/01/12/vocational-awe-and-professional-identity/">vocational awe and our professional identity as librarians</a>, discussing Fobazi Ettarh’s terrific recent article in which she <a href="http://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2018/vocational-awe/">defines and explores vocational awe in libraries</a> (a term she developed). Fobazi and Abby both point out that vocational awe can lead to overwork and burnout in libraries, and I agree. Vocational awe contributes to making it hard for me to use my sick days. I’m working on it. I’ve been thinking a bit about bibliographic emergencies &#8212; the library is not a hospital, and there are thankfully very few situations or issues that cannot wait while someone takes a sick day. Our work is important, but it’s also important to put our own masks on first before helping others.</p> cfp Information Literacy: From Practice to Research and Back Again http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/2018/01/cfp-information-literacy-from-practice.html Information Literacy Weblog urn:uuid:e3edd8cf-832b-4915-ca2f-31ee2b12aeff Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:43:05 +0000 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FwKkA89AS1g/WmI79da-LqI/AAAAAAAAOBI/j8aytn08SAQS5tNMX9MtBMhpWu0XXckZgCLcBGAs/s1600/greenwich%2Bheather.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="792" data-original-width="1400" height="113" src="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FwKkA89AS1g/WmI79da-LqI/AAAAAAAAOBI/j8aytn08SAQS5tNMX9MtBMhpWu0XXckZgCLcBGAs/s200/greenwich%2Bheather.jpg" width="200" /></a></div>There is a call for papers for a session organised by <i>IFLA's Library Theory and Research Section and Information Literacy Section</i>: <b>Information Literacy: From Practice to Research and Back Again</b>. The session wil be held during the World Library and Information Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 24-30 August 2018.<br />"This session aims to bring together practice that is based on theoretical underpinnings and theory that can inform practice across the diverse field (of literacies that encompasses the analytical skills critical to information literacy). Our objective is to hear about a range of critical approaches and research models that contribute to building new theory; the challenges of applying theory in practice; the technology dimension in theoretical frameworks; how learning theories can inform practice; and cultural perspectives associated with learning. The session will look beyond standards and processes, engaging instead in the potential for developing knowledge to guide information literacy practice across disciplines, contexts and environments. It will also explore how the body of information literacy practice can inform the building of theory, which in turn can inform future practice. Suggested themes to guide submissions: Construction of knowledge in information literacy; Critical approaches and challenges to build new theoretical contexts; Cross-cultural contexts in information literacy; Emancipatory pedagogy; Enabling technology to enhance information literacy theory and practice; Exploring alternative routes to information literacy; Information literacies to transform society; Information literacy models – from theory to practice and back to theory; Informed learning theory; Methodological and analytical approaches for exploring information literacy."<br />Deadline for abstracts:<b> 5 March 2018. </b>Full information at <a href="https://2018.ifla.org/cfp-calls/library-theory-and-research-section-with-information-literacy-section" target="_blank">https://2018.ifla.org/cfp-calls/library-theory-and-research-section-with-information-literacy-section</a><br /><i>Photo by Sheila Webber: heather in Greenwich Park, December 2017</i> Adolescence now lasts from 10 to 24, say scientists https://uk.news.yahoo.com/adolescence-now-lasts-10-24-181500864.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:3a99d6c8-e016-04ce-b8d3-e8eabc9f7fd6 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:15:00 +0000 ...including completion of <b>education</b>, marriage, and parenthood, continue ... their parents in the <b>UK</b>.More than a quarter of people aged 20 to... Trump to mark anniversary with Mar-a-Lago bash as thousands get set to... https://uk.news.yahoo.com/trump-mark-anniversary-mar-lago-165009183.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:515d66ed-64b7-c09a-6987-9a2470472fb9 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:50:09 +0000 ...Angeles, as well as the <b>UK</b>, Nigeria and Japan.Neil Sroka ... factories, a dysfunctional <b>education</b> system and a population... Survey: L&D in the Modern Workplace http://modernworkplacelearning.com/magazine/survey-ld/ Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:4f308226-83de-ee8b-6cfb-a5031e004831 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:13:37 +0000 In 2011 I ran a short anonymous survey to find out what people thought about the role of L&#38;D in the workplace. I thought I’d run it again 7 years later to find out how things had changed. Here it is below. I’ll share the results in a couple of &#8230; LILAC Student Award 2018 now launched https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk:443/cgi-bin/webadmin?A2=lis-infoliteracy;4c8d3435.1801 LIS-INFOLITERACY List urn:uuid:a8018a38-51a4-2b61-61c1-6d5392636145 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:39:16 +0000 Calling all students with a passion for information literacy!<br><br>The folks at LILAC Awards HQ are delighted to announce on this sunny Friday afternoon that our 2018 Student award is open for business. The Award entitles two lucky students to fully sponsored places at the UK's finest library conference - LILAC! For details of how to apply see https://www.lilacconference.com/lilac-2018/awards/student-sponsored-places [...] Five classic songs that got sex right https://uk.news.yahoo.com/five-classic-songs-got-sex-152704381.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:a2353eec-5b5f-222d-ed2a-62f03810744b Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:27:04 +0000 ...time creeping up the <b>UK</b> charts to climax at No 1 in January 1984 ... teaches of Peaches?” <b>Education</b>, contraception, but above all... Launching The UK's National Action Plan On Women, Peace and Security https://uk.news.yahoo.com/launching-uk-apos-national-action-130511436.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:5ff77783-a058-e585-1044-dc6dc3a2b596 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:05:11 +0000 ...having attended formal <b>education</b>, earn less than $10 a month, and ... 16th January 2018 the <b>UK</b> government launched its fourth National... 'A Year In Provence' author Peter Mayle dies aged 78 https://uk.news.yahoo.com/provence-author-peter-mayle-dies-aged-78-114420631.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:d9b2bbc3-3678-f10a-cec8-731533125fcf Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:44:20 +0000 ...children, such as sex <b>education</b> books including &quot;Where Did I Come ... AFP in 2016 that the <b>UK</b>&#39;s exit from the EU was a &quot;disaster for them... Five Myths About International Students Programmes https://uk.news.yahoo.com/five-myths-international-students-programmes-113011235.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:f295154a-4f60-dfe1-90fa-0336c2e9b604 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:30:11 +0000 ...<b>UK</b> is flatly untrue. Our institutions offer a first-rate <b>education</b> ... as ambassadors for the <b>UK</b> when they return... When Maths Doesn’t Add Up https://uk.news.yahoo.com/maths-doesn-t-add-112325304.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:770799a3-ecb8-07c7-4611-585336a4ef00 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:23:25 +0000 In 2013, the <b>UK</b> ranked 26th in maths. <b>Education</b> Secretary Michael ... ‘strong pass’ by the then <b>education</b> secretary, Justine Greening... Jim Duffy: Ferris Bueller’s warning to today’s young generation https://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/jim-duffy-ferris-bueller-s-warning-to-today-s-young-generation-1-4665627 Information Literacy - BBC news and Scottish newspapers urn:uuid:3b0205f5-5350-4b5e-c6da-fb5cf4401ebf Fri, 19 Jan 2018 06:00:00 +0000 Real life moves quickly, warned Ferris Bueller, so don&#8217;t be distracted by social media too much or it could pass you by, writes Jim Duffy. Workshops: Lego for libraries; Playful Teaching http://information-literacy.blogspot.com/2018/01/workshops-lego-for-libraries-playful.html Information Literacy Weblog urn:uuid:bbef160e-e4b6-9b8a-8259-f3664cb7461f Thu, 18 Jan 2018 23:48:36 +0000 <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0hzUIbl_M88/WmEyDm332bI/AAAAAAAAOA4/57WSaQj3kqI1OECeWi41zdoKnBMn308OgCLcBGAs/s1600/lego%2Bbags.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" data-original-height="1014" data-original-width="1000" height="200" src="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0hzUIbl_M88/WmEyDm332bI/AAAAAAAAOA4/57WSaQj3kqI1OECeWi41zdoKnBMn308OgCLcBGAs/s200/lego%2Bbags.JPG" width="197" /></a></div>Two full day workshops in the UK, organised by Andrew Walsh, each costs £95.<br /><b>- Lego for Library Teaching</b> in Cardiff, 16 February 2018. "A full day workshop, when we will explore how Lego® (or other model making materials) may be used in teaching situations in libraries and learning support." <a href="https://cardifflego.eventbrite.co.uk/" target="_blank">https://cardifflego.eventbrite.co.uk</a><br /><b>- Creative / Playful Teaching workshop</b>, in York, 2 March 2018. "we will introduce a range of creative and playful ideas for teaching or training throughout the day. Certain<br />playful ideas will run throughout, plus we will focus on a few creative approaches in particular: Model making, Collage, and use of Narrative." <a href="https://creativeyork.eventbrite.co.uk/" target="_blank">https://creativeyork.eventbrite.co.uk</a><br /><i>Photo by Sheila Webber: lego</i> When Is Household Debt A Problem? https://uk.news.yahoo.com/household-debt-problem-164043365.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:ef914282-23ee-c369-bf8c-b2c37d104afe Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:40:43 +0000 ...unsecured debt held by <b>UK</b> households. On the Bank of England’s ... who stayed longer in <b>education</b>, they are more likely to be in... Don’t Be Fooled Into Thinking Economics Is Not For You https://uk.news.yahoo.com/don-t-fooled-thinking-economics-161825625.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:e337c29f-c63e-0ff3-2f88-47a71d06a2bf Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:18:25 +0000 ...surprising that following the <b>UK</b> Brexit vote 45 percent of British ... living and working in the <b>UK</b>, from the quality of food people eat to... ...stance on Brexit, higher education leaders... https://uk.news.yahoo.com/war-vice-chancellor-pay-revenge-155030889.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:df1dd815-0870-5fde-84d4-4c61ef72d604 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:50:30 +0000 ...stance on Brexit, higher <b>education</b> leaders have claimed.Almost nine ... annual survey of higher <b>education</b> leaders, said that vice-Chancellors... Wolf recaptured after five hours' freedom when fence blew down https://uk.news.yahoo.com/wolf-recaptured-five-hours-apos-153902801.html Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:8edfcd8d-d484-769b-63d2-b55631641287 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:39:02 +0000 ...wolf was returned to the <b>UK</b> Wolf Conservation Trust sanctuary in... Strong winds, which swept across the <b>UK</b> overnight on Wednesday... Security bodies and legal advice: some Upper Tribunal droning https://panopticonblog.com/2018/01/18/security-bodies-legal-advice-upper-tribunal-droning/ Panopticon urn:uuid:27553604-40ac-853f-f6c6-bba948dc6ce2 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:55:37 +0000 The Times’ Lawyer of the Week this morning discusses an Upper Tribunal FOIA appeal brought by Rights Watch UK (for whom Daniel Carey, the Lawyer of the Week, acted pro bono), seeking disclosure of the Attorney General’s advice on drone strikes in Syria. The case was Corderoy &#38; Ahmed v IC, AGO, Cabinet Office [2017] [&#8230;] <p>The Times’ <a href="https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/lawyer-of-the-week-daniel-carey-pzx3jp89z">Lawyer of the Week</a> this morning discusses an Upper Tribunal FOIA appeal brought by Rights Watch UK (for whom Daniel Carey, the Lawyer of the Week, acted pro bono), seeking disclosure of the Attorney General’s advice on drone strikes in Syria. The case was <a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a4b689a40f0b64cbc261756/GI_0428_2017-00.pdf"><em>Corderoy &amp; Ahmed v IC, AGO, Cabinet Office</em> [2017] UKUT 495 (AAC)</a>. Whether you consider it a win, a loss or a draw (and if so for whom) will depend on which side you’re on here and, as counsel on all sides were colleagues at 11KBW, I will attempt a studied neutrality. I confess I have not found all aspects of the judgment easy to follow, but here you go.<span id="more-3606"></span></p> <p>The first Appellant was a journalist who made a request to the Attorney General’s Office for correspondence and communications relating to the approval of “the RAF drone attack which killed two Britons, Reyaad Khan and Rahul Amin” in Syria. The second Appellant made two requests on behalf of Rights Watch (UK), one to the Attorney General’s Office and one to the Cabinet Office for the “legal advice to which the Prime Minister referred” when making his announcement to Parliament about the strike.</p> <p>Both requests were refused, primarily on the basis of exemptions under s. 23 (security bodies), s. 35(1)(c) (Law Officers’ advice) and s. 42 (legal professional privilege) of FOIA. The exemptions were upheld by the ICO and the appeal was fast-tracked straight to the UT.</p> <p>The UT ruled that the information was exempt under s. 35(1)(c) and s. 42, and so the advice, or the relevant correspondence has not been released. This may come as no surprise to those who read Chris Knight’s post on the UT case of <em>Savic</em> (see <a href="https://panopticonblog.com/2016/12/22/truly-madly-deeply-confused-ncnd-savic-garden-upper-tribunal/">here</a>). <em>Savic</em> concerned a request for the Attorney General’s advice on the decision to launch military action in Kosovo. In both of these cases the UT observed that the ordinary factors identified by the courts in favour of the non-disclosure of LPP information provide in themselves “powerful reasons” for a refusal of a FOIA request for privileged material and advice from Law Officers involve additional weighty factors.</p> <p>It seems from both of these cases that requests under FOIA for the Attorney General’s advice, unless it is historic or tainted by serious impropriety, face uphill struggles.</p> <p>Despite no further information being disclosed, the UT’s judgment contains a number of notable points in the Appellants’ favour.</p> <p><strong>Disaggregation </strong></p> <p>One argument advanced by Rights Watch UK was that the security body information could be disaggregated from the legal analysis. A typical advice from counsel, for example, might contain a section on the relevant legal principles followed by the application of those principles to the facts of the case.</p> <p>The UT agreed. It held that the circumstances of the drone strike and the part played by the security bodies in any particular operation could be separated from the legal analysis, which could, for example, be “provided as, in effect, a text book or lecture analysis based on hypothetical or possible circumstances”. Whist the former fell squarely within the security body exemption, the latter may not.</p> <p>Disaggregation is not itself novel. Security body information is in many cases redacted in a document rather than a blanket exemption being applied to the document as a whole. However in this case the AGO and Cabinet Office had agued that <u>all</u> of the information was covered by s. 23 and the judgment will no doubt lead to more carful scrutiny of the extent to which separation can be achieved.</p> <p><strong>The Security Body exemption </strong></p> <p>The UT’s reasoning on the application of s. 23 is convoluted and at times contradictory. It observed that, in respect of whether information ‘relates to’ a security body “the judicial language in earlier cases should not be substituted for the statutory language”. Okay then. The UT went on to conclude (at [62]) that:</p> <p><em>“although we accept that the Disaggregated Information was and is of interest to security bodies for their statutory purposes and, as a matter of ordinary language, can be said to relate to them, Parliament did not intend such information to be covered by the absolute section 23 exemption.”</em></p> <p>The UT also suggested that the following question needs to be considered in any given case (at [55]):</p> <p>“<em>Which exemption or exemptions to the right to be provided with information conferred by FOIA did Parliament intend to apply to the disclosure of particular information by a public authority?”.</em></p> <p>In this case, legal analysis, disaggregated from the particular circumstances of the drone strike “<em>falls obviously within the qualified exemptions in sections 35 and 42 as being legal advice on the formulation of Government polic</em>y.”</p> <p>So s. 35(1)(c) and s. 42 were the appropriate exemptions for this disaggregated information, and <u>not</u> s. 23.</p> <p>How is this new test intended to work? When information falls within more than one exemption, how do you figure out which exemption Parliament intended to be the ‘right’ one? Should, for example, the names of individuals who work for security bodies really be considered under s. 40 of FOIA (personal information) rather than s. 23? It is commonplace for absolute exemptions to be considered before qualified ones, but do we instead need to consider which one is the best ‘fit’, and then focus on that one? What are public authorities, the ICO and the Tribunal supposed to do with this test? The answers are not obvious, to me at least.</p> <p><strong>The Assurance Letter and the ICO’s scrutiny </strong></p> <p>Finally, as part of the ICO’s investigation into the Appellants’ complaints, the AGO and Cabinet Office had produced a ‘letter of assurance’, which confirmed that a senior official had read the information and that it was covered by s. 23.</p> <p>The s. 23 information was not then read by the ICO prior to issuing its Decision Notice. This has been accepted practice in light of the sensitivity of this type of information, but the UT was very critical of this approach. It observed (at [95]):</p> <p><em>“We acknowledge the resource difficulties of the Information Commissioner but we consider that the course adopted here of effectively permitting the other two Respondents to be the decision-maker on the challenge to their stance on the application of the absolute exemption in section 23 is unfair.”</em></p> <p>If the AGO and Cabinet Office wanted to avoid the logistical and sensitivity difficulties involved with allowing the ICO access to the information, the appropriate route would have been a Ministerial Certificate under s. 23(2) rather than a letter from a senior official.</p> <p>Anya Proops QC appeared for Rights Watch UK (with Julianne Kerr Morrison), Chris Knight appeared for the ICO and Karen Steyn QC and Julian Blake appeared for the AGO and Cabinet Office.</p> <p>Robin Hopkins</p> Using digital technology to enhance formative assessment in mathematics classrooms http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi?DOI=10.1111%2Fbjet.12606 Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:73849856-c3b1-824e-b1ef-7373a967d562 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:46:04 +0000 In this paper, which is based on research from the EU-funded project Improving Progress through Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education, we explore how iPads are used within formative assessment processes by six mathematics teachers and their classes in two secondary comprehensive schools in the Midlands of England. A design research approach is first used to develop and trial six lessons in which iPads are used in different ways within formative assessment processes. Through lesson observations, video analysis and teacher interviews we then examine how iPad technology contributes to these processes, the functions it performs and the distribution of activity between the main actors (teacher, technology and student). An analytic approach is developed which captures the interactions in visual representations, showing how the technology is often used as a form of communication but also performs more active functions which affect the role taken by the teacher in formative processes. The study offers insight into ways in which iPad technology contributes to effective student learning through formative assessment and introduces an analytic approach that may be useful for further studies. <h3 xhtml="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xmlns:ol="http://www.wiley.com/namespaces/ol/xsl-lib">Abstract</h3> <div class="para" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"><p>In this paper, which is based on research from the EU-funded project Improving Progress through Formative Assessment in Science and Mathematics Education, we explore how iPads are used within formative assessment processes by six mathematics teachers and their classes in two secondary comprehensive schools in the Midlands of England. A design research approach is first used to develop and trial six lessons in which iPads are used in different ways within formative assessment processes. Through lesson observations, video analysis and teacher interviews we then examine how iPad technology contributes to these processes, the functions it performs and the distribution of activity between the main actors (teacher, technology and student). An analytic approach is developed which captures the interactions in visual representations, showing how the technology is often used as a form of communication but also performs more active functions which affect the role taken by the teacher in formative processes. The study offers insight into ways in which iPad technology contributes to effective student learning through formative assessment and introduces an analytic approach that may be useful for further studies.</p></div> Never mind the policymakers, a more nuanced understanding of the diverse roles in change processes is required http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018/01/18/never-mind-the-policymakers-a-more-nuanced-understanding-of-the-diverse-roles-in-change-processes-is-required/ Scottish Government Library Learning and Development newsfeeds urn:uuid:e8201fe4-47a7-275c-5dc7-97f089289f2c Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:30 +0000 Funding bids, blogs, academic papers, and policy briefs are awash with references to the &#8220;policymaker&#8221; as the primary audience for research and evidence. But this term means very little when you consider the diversity of policy actors, practitioners, donors, and activists. 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