Mobile technology in hospital schools: Innovative professional development to enhance the learning environment.

Maor, D, Robinson, J and McCarthy, A 2016, Mobile technology in hospital schools: Innovative professional development to enhance the learning environment., Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia


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Title of report Mobile technology in hospital schools: Innovative professional development to enhance the learning environment.
Author(s) Maor, D
Robinson, J
McCarthy, A
Year of publication 2016
Publisher Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre
Place of publication Melbourne, Australia
ISBN 9780994568823
Subjects Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies
Film, Television and Digital Media not elsewhere classified
Abstract/Summary With over 5,000 students hospitalised each year in just one Australian hospital, mobile technologies offer a means for a large number of students to stay connected with their peers and engaged with their learning. Hospital schools are investing heavily in technology to support students and teachers, but state-of-the-art rethinking about pedagogy is required to effectively utilise mobile technology in this complex teaching environment where so many different factors and pressures are juggled. This project examines the impact of an innovative professional development program to transform teaching in the hospital context via the integration of mobile technologies with sound content and pedagogical knowledge. It highlights the importance of pedagogy-focused training alongside coaching in a collaborative group setting. The project illustrates what is possible with teachers, university researchers, hospital school leadership and students working together to enable an innovative, relevant and flexible program to be developed.
Commissioning body Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre
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