This blog post was compiled by Sara Bragg (firstname.lastname@example.org) University of Brighton and builds on a presentation delivered at the HEA Social Sciences annual conference 2014.
This paper presented findings from an HEA-funded study investigating ‘the distinctive contribution of HE to Initial Teacher Education’ and aiming to create ‘space and time for reflection and critical thinking away from the 'busy-ness' of schools’. The study will brought together colleagues from the University of Brighton School of Education with student teachers, to debate a key issue in contemporary education – ‘digitalisation’ – from multiple perspectives. The paper presented a range of material gathered as part of this project and considered its implications for potential futures.
After the presentation there was a really interesting discussion around teacher professional identity, use of social media and what researcher danah boyd calls ‘context collapse’. Some social media are being designated ‘strictly personal’ as part of managing boundaries, but which ones vary from person to person. Where do you draw the boundaries in your personal and professional use of social media? If you would like to contribute to the discussion, please use the 'leave a response' facility below.