Futurelab: E-newsletter October No:62

Citizenship podcast
The first in our second series of podcasts looks at the role of citizenship education and addresses the need to look for greater opportunities to encourage young people to become active citizens. Featuring Futurelab Researcher Cassie Hague and Tony Breslin, Chief Executive of the Citizenship Foundation.
Further details… http://media.futurelab.org.uk/podcasts/becta_talks/citizenship/
Latest web articles
Our latest articles include: Merlin John discusses innovative learning in Scotland with Laurie O’Donnell, and Kim Thomas speaks to David Williamson Shaffer about games for learning.
Further details… http://www.futurelab.org.uk/resources/publications-reports-articles/web-articles
Gaming in Families survey
We recently commissioned Ipsos MORI to conduct two surveys looking at parents’ and children’s views on and experiences of gaming. The findings of this research will be used in the development of policy recommendations and a ‘Parental guidance on computer gaming handbook’ as part of the Gaming in Families research project.
Further details… http://www.futurelab.org.uk/projects/gaming-in-families

BETT 2010
Futurelab will be showcasing a range of new and emerging technologies from 13 – 16 January at BETT 2010 – from those with alternative interfaces to Web 2.0 tools and computer games – and offering support for how they could be used in an educational setting. A number of free educational resources and publications to help practitioners interested in adopting innovative approaches to learning in their classroom will also be on display.
Further details… http://www.bettshow.com/
Get involved
Call for Ideas
We had a very good response to our Call for Ideas, which is now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted ideas about new ways of learning with technology around the themes of ‘meaningful games’ and mobile games, the standard of entries was exceptionally high. More information about the shortlist will be available in our November newsletter.
Further details… http://www.futurelab.org.uk/get-involved/submit-an-idea

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