Interrogating contemporary research in educational innovation

Redmond, Petrea and Lock, Jennifer and Danaher, Patrick (2015) Interrogating contemporary research in educational innovation. In: Educational innovations and contemporary technologies: enhancing teaching and learning. Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., Hampshire, United Kingdom, pp. 1-16. ISBN 978-1-137-46860-4

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Current educational research, policy-making and practice needs to develop and sustain a rigorous understanding of and a careful attentiveness to multiple approaches to conceptualising and implementing effective educational technology innovation. This is required because it is important to avoid ossifying and standardising educational approaches and to renew and refresh those traditional approaches. It is also a useful response to politicised critiques of the outcomes of mass education and to efforts to increase educational outputs while decreasing funding levels. This chapter presents a theoretically informed interrogation of a range of contemporary scholarship related to educational innovations with technology. In particular, the interrogation explores major issues related to establishing innovative practices. In particular we cite the issues of policy, measurement, sustainability and diffusion of educational innovation. The final section of the chapter introduces the structure for the book.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Submitted Version deposited, in accordance with the copyright policy of the Publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2015 23:48
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 06:18
Uncontrolled Keywords: innovation, educational technology, educational innovations with technology, diffusing innovation, next generation of learning, sustainability
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified

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