Mobile Learning Devices: Changing Pedagogy
This paper looks at the impact the introduction of personal mobile learning devices, such as the iPad, will have on two key drivers of classroom pedagogy in boys’ education; teacher talk and student engagement. It examines how the introduction of the iPad to the primary school classroom changes the discourse model used by teachers to impart curriculum content and modify student behaviour.
It also looks at the effect such devices and the move to independent learning through the rapid establishment of one-to-one computing have on student engagement. It examines the impact of mobile learning on the current curriculum and pedagogy in boys’ education, recognising that student engagement is essential to classroom outcomes.