Technology-supported literacy and numeracy enhancement workshops for trainee teachers

Longman, David and Green, Kerie (2013) Technology-supported literacy and numeracy enhancement workshops for trainee teachers. Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal (TEAN), 5 (3). pp. 27-38.

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Abstract

The paper presents a group-based approach to literacy and numeracy support for trainee teachers who are at risk of not meeting prescribed literacy or numeracy targets. The aim is to develop a pedagogically efficient approach to maintaining and, where appropriate, raising the standard of
literacy and numeracy. An audience response system (‘clickers’) is used to create a pedagogically productive and time-efficient activity workshop. This builds on an earlier project where we developed the respond-discuss-reveal (RDR) technique for increasing engagement in degree level mathematics classes. In this current project the technique is applied to the problem of enhancing literacy and numeracy. The project produces some important results for our approach and leads us to identify a new teaching method named Dialogical Assessment. The project is relevant to the renewed emphasis on literacy and numeracy in Welsh initial teacher training and which has created new statutory duties for teacher training providers.

Keywords
Technology enhanced teaching; literacy; numeracy; audience response systems; formative assessment; teacher education; questioning; dialogic assessment; RDR.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Teacher Education Advancement Network Journal (TEAN)
Publisher: UniPress
ISSN: 2054-5266
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Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of Education
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Research
Depositing User: Linda Shore
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2013 09:52
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2017 01:27
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/1483

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