Technology Pedagogy and Education Association

Couldn’t be BETTer!

Fresh from the excitement of this year’s BETT show at Excel, Dr Elizabeth Hidson from the University of Sunderland captures her thoughts on the event.

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Research safaris

At BETT 2020 TPEA introduced the idea of research safaris -linking the research members presented at BETT  to international audiences to educational products which bring benefits to learners. Learn more about the Research Safaris and of the benefits of joining TPEA from this new members video.

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APPy or UnAPPY kids: Should young children learn online more?

This week, the Department for Education (DfE) published a list of the top six educational apps for two-to five-year-olds to encourage parents to boost their children’s learning at home in speaking, writing and reading.

But is more time online a good or bad thing for young children?

Dr Jane Murray, Associate Professor in Education (Early Years) and Dr Helen Caldwell, Senior Lecturer in Education (ITE) from the University of Northampton argue the cases for and against.

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New Year, New Topic?

by Elizabeth Hidson

Can it be that we have been stuck for so long in this loop of arguing about the old ICT curriculum versus the new Computing curriculum?

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What is the TPEA?

The Association for Information Technology in Teacher Education (ITTE), founded in 1986, is changing their name to the Technology, Pedagogy and Education Association (TPEA). This learned society aims to inform about policy and practice in education technology. The TPEA name was chosen to align with ITTE’s well established international journal of the same name.

This is an association of teacher educators who share an interest in improving learning through the application of digital technology in teaching and through the effective teaching of Computing as a subject.  Our concerns include: the pedagogical application of digital technology by all teachers; developing the teaching of computing and digital capability; and the effective use of education technology in teacher education itself.

We are an independent organisation with a membership drawn from Higher Education institutions, schools, colleges and supporting organisations.  Our services include an annual conference, an academic journal, a newsletter, a website containing a variety of tools and resources, induction for new tutors, and support for members’ research activities.

Through these services, we encourage and support collaboration between organisations and individuals in developing good practice and carrying out research, and we support the dissemination of the results of these activities nationally and internationally through conferences, journals and books.The members publish widely in professional journals, newsletters and in the education press and write most of the standard course books used in teacher education published by Routledge.

We liaise with government bodies and other associations in order to inform on policy and practice in teacher education – both pre-service and CPD – as a key element in the improvement of educational outcomes.

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