The Learning Systems Research Centre
WHO WE ARE
Learn More is a consultancy and think tank specialised in learning systems analysis.
The Missing Voice in Teacher Tool Design… is Teachers.
Teachers may be the masters of their classroom domain, but they are rarely involved in the design of it. Innovations, especially edtech, are often placed in their hands without their say so. And if they have not been integral to the development of such material, the results can fall flat. This was the case when interactive whiteboards were rolled out across the UK. As part of a £15bn school refurbishment plan, they were introduced without teacher involvement, and were then found to have no subsequent rise in pupils’ attainment linked directly to the technology.
Learn More surveyed teachers to get a sense of how involved they felt in the creation of educational content. We found that teaching unions are not perceived to be sitting at the table during the design of policy and products, and teachers at an individual level feel shut out from the development of the very tools they use every day.
DEPP Return on Investment Study
Questo studio mostra come la preparazione alle emergenze faciliti una risposta umanitaria più pertinente, tempestiva, efficace ed efficiente, che a sua volta migliora il modo in cui vengono soddisfatte le esigenze delle comunità colpite durante tali emergenze. La creazione di una solida base di competenze e conoscenze per questi potenziali benefici è vitale per sostenere
Hour of Code: Six Years On
There is no shortage of apologists praising Hour of Code’s participation rates, but there is even more to celebrate than just those big numbers. Here, we take a closer look at the wildly successful phenomenon.
Hour of Code initiative is the simple idea that students from all around the world are taught an hour of computer programming, usually during Computer Science Education Week. For some pupils, it remains only an hour. For those who want more, there are extension courses, community events and an almost endless bank of free resources with which to train.
We cover programme research, design and implementation, primarily in the education sector.
Since 2016, we have led over 20 large-scale research projects for leading corporations, international organisations, global NGOs and national governments.
Our quarterly action research initiatives pilot bold new ideas in education, with a focus on teacher development.