Book by Paul Breen


Paul Breen

Evaluating skills and knowledge capture lies at the cutting edge of contemporary higher education where there is a drive towards increasing evaluation of classroom performance and use of digital technologies in pedagogy. Developing Educators for the Digital Age is a book that provides a narrative account of teacher development geared towards the further usage of technologies (including iPads, MOOCs 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 TPACK) it presents a practical framework for capturing knowledge in action of these English language teachers – in their own voices – indicating how such methods, processes and experiences shed light more widely on related contexts within HE and 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 knowledge with technology may be incorporated in better practice and concrete instances of teaching.


1: Building Knowledge: Foundations 2: Technology, Knowledge, and Workshops 3: Insider Research and Ethical Issues 4: The Drive from Inhibitions to Adoption 5: The Shift to a More Individual Focus 6: Observations in the Thick of Practice 7: Resources and Technology Use 8: The Embedding of Development 9: Blended Learning’s Consistent Presence 10: Understanding Espoused and Actual Practice 11: Teachers, Development, and the Centre 12: Conclusion. Appendices Notes References Index

Disciplines:  Education, English for Academic Purposes, Sociology of Education, ELT & Ed Tech,Educational Philosophy, Computer-Aided Learning, Adult Education

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.

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