CELebrate keynote 2: Technology as a tool for inclusion: use and abuse in classroom settings

The second of three keynotes at CELebrate 2016.  This presentation is on Thur 14 Apr, 10:00-11:00.  Click here to book a place.

By Professor Jane Seale, Professor of Inclusive Education in the Graduate School of Education, University of Exeter

Explore technology’s role in the lives of people with learning disabilities and the factors that influence or sustain the digital exclusion of disabled learners.

This keynote will focus in particular on the role that technologies play in the lives of people with learning disabilities and the factors that influence or sustain the digital exclusion of disabled learners.  It will explore how the inclusive practices of teachers and support workers might be enhanced through the development of ‘positive risk taking’ looking at the intersections between disability, technology and inclusion. The session will be followed by a facilitated workshop to explore concepts of technology for inclusion in practice which will be co-facilitated by the deputy head of BU’s CEL, Dr Debbie Holley.

Biography
Professor Jane Seale is a Professor of Inclusive Education in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Exeter. Jane has developed a  national and international profile in the field through key roles such as President of the Association for Learning Technology (2006-7) and Digital Inclusion consultant to the ESRC funded Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) programme in the UK (2009-2012). Jane’s methodological interest is the development and evaluation of participatory research methods that promote voice and empowerment for disabled research partners.

 

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