Digital Literacy in Initial Teacher Education: Raising Standards in Writing Pippa Abbott and Sue Irving University of Worcester Aims of the Project Worcestershire LA Literacy Consultants and University of Worcester English tutors To raise standards in writing in LA targeted schools
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Pippa Abbott and Sue Irving
University of Worcester
Identify LA targeted schools with final year trainee – LA & UoW
Contact schools (LA) and trainees (UoW), arrange meeting and identify expectations from the project
Training for LA Consultants and English tutors with UoW ICT Team
Interview trainees on their return from school placement
Evaluate project to date
The new second year module, devised following a re-validation of our 3 year degree, provided an opportunity to introduce sessions on multi-modal texts.
The module included a focus on using and creating texts on screen.
Trainees had the opportunity to work with short films from the BFI and Pixar and to make their own on screen texts, using a range of software, introduced to them in ICT sessions.
Having interviewed the trainees involved in the project, on their return from School Experience, some key issues emerged:
Please feel free to ask us any questions about the project.
‘Baboon on the Moon, BFI