Keyword: technology

Work and employment challenge ‘quick reviews’

Rob Wilson and Lynn Gambin

This paper was commissioned as part of a series of reviews for the Working and Employment Challenge of the Beyond Current Horizons project on the future of education.... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: science, technology, engineering, maths, children, innovation, economics

Summative report: The future of work and implications for education

Rob Wilson

The author is grateful to the Department of Children Families and Schools and to Futurelab in Bristol for their support of the Beyond Current Horizons (BCH)... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, employment, education, technology, society

Summative report: State / market / third sector

Richard Sandford

Introduction This report considers the relationships between the state, the private sector and the third sector in the provision of education. It looks at the some of the factors... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: education, education providers, education institutions, technology, state education

Knowledge, creativity and communication in education: multimodal design

Gunther Kress & Jeff Bezemer

The focus of this review is on the multimodal design of environments for knowledge construction, creativity and communication. In education, multimodal design refers to the use of different... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, multimedia, design, society, creativity, knowledge, literacy

Summative report: Identity, communities and citizenship

Professor Helen Haste

This Report addresses three overlapping and interlocking domains; identity, community and citizenship. The Challenge will also explore the intersection of identity and community, and identity and... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: community, society, technology, communication, IT

Technology and embodiment: relationships and implications for knowledge, creativity and communication

Sara Price, George Roussos, Taciana Pontual Falcão, Jennifer G. Sheridan

With the emergence of mobile and ubiquitous technologies there has been increased interest in exploring and thinking about the role of embodiment, and of particular relevance here, embodied... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, knowledge, creativity, communication, interaction

Community and CMC: the virtual absence of online communal being-ness

David Studdert

This paper proposes to examine the close relationship between the social sciences and offline interests (government, business, media, and all general non-CMC communities) as a key to... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, IT, communication, community, society

Young people’s reaction to the feeling of self-inefficacy and the role of technology towards a new kind of citizenship.

Thalia Magioglou

This review paper concerns the issue of citizenship as it applies to young people, especially those who have a sense of inefficacy in the political system. Starting from... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: citizenship, young people, technology, autonomy, community, democracy, society, politics, philosophy

The growing importance of generic skills

Francis Green

Although it is generally recognised that modern economies require the use of continually greater skills, the notion of skill is often translated to mean education. Thus, a more... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: skills, economics, work, education, technology

Information and communication technology, work and employment

Dr. Matthew Dixon FBCS CITP

The paper attempts to lay out the key ways in which ICT pervades the world of work, and then explores how future developments might be expected to continue... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: IT, technology, work, employment, enabling technology

Labour market structures and trends, the future of work and the implications for initial E&T

Ewart Keep

Does the veracity of trends matter? Are there not circumstances where the analysis is wrong, the trend a meaningless fake, but which is nevertheless a useful catalyst... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: knowledge, economics, employment, occupations, business, work, technology

How will technological change affect opportunities for creating new economic activities, new sectors and new industries to the year 2025?

Professor Chris Baldry

‘Apparently there are potholes in the road to the future.’ ... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, business, work, IT, economics

Detaching work from place: charting the progress of change and its implications for learning

Professor Alan Felstead

In a world of hyperbole and exaggeration, nothing seems to excite journalists and headline writers more than the idea that working for eight hours a day in a... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, employment, Internet, technology, business

Changes in knowledge construction, participation and networks

Lewis Goodings

Technological environments are not merely passive containers of people but are active processes that reshape people and other technologies alike. - McLuhan, 1962 The future is here. It’s... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, communication, participation, culture, knowledge, robots

Blurring the boundaries: connectivity, convergence and communication in the new media ecology

Heather A. Horst

Over the past decade the introduction of networked and digital media has dramatically altered the media ecologies of young people. In North America, Western Europe and East Asia,... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: new media, mobility, connectivity, collaboration, media, technology, society, inequality

Popular representations of the working class: contested identities and social change

David Weltman

This review critically explores media representations of working class people and working class lives. Drawing on various studies, as well as other examples from different forms of media,... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: class, media, technology, identity, ethnicity, education, future

New technology and habits of mind

Eva Vass

“When I was a child, I was sometimes allowed, as a special treat, to look at my grandmother's stereopticon slides. You looked at two pictures side by side... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: technology, learning, habits, mind, participation, interaction

Future issues in socio-technical change for UK citizenship: the importance of ‘place’

Nick Nash

This paper emphasises the importance of place in relation to identity, community and citizenship. In considering future technological advances it is argued that these concepts will continue to... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: place, community, citizenship, Internet, technology, communication, individualism

The millennial generation: generation y and the opportunities for a globalised, networked educational system

Elisabeth Kelan, Michael Lehnert

The paper explores the changing educational needs and expectations of Generation Y, people born roughly between 1977 and 2000. The first part of the paper reviews existing research... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: work, education, generations, economics, society, technology, social change, personal development

The R&D, knowledge, innovation triangle: education and economic performance

Derek Bosworth

While the Lisbon Strategy states that the EU should “… become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: population, knowledge, innovation, society, education, economics, technology

Forms of literacy

Victoria Carrington and Jackie Marsh

In this review, we outline ways in which literacy is changing due to developments in technology, and review the implications for educational institutions in the future. A number... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: literacy, technology, multimedia, design, society, creativity, knowledge

Integrating the internet into women’s lives

Louise Madden

This paper explores how the internet is taken up and used by women in the everyday; how it enters their lives, and how it is integrated into other... Read more »

TOP KEYWORDS: women, Internet, technology, communication, gender