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Seminar 2:ā€˜Practitioner Perspectivesā€™ – Digital technologies and school-to-work transition

Seminar 2 ā€˜Practitioner Perspectivesā€™ | Digital technologies and school-to-work transition | Tuesday, 28th May, 4 to 6pm | Building 32, Room 2097

We are an interdisciplinary working group at the Work Futures Research Centre at Southampton University. Our aim is to explore the role of digital technology in the formation of learner identities and in school-to-work transitions.

We are hosting a series of seminars, each on a particular theme, with invited scholars and practitioners in order to explore relevant issues and concepts in this area of research.



This second seminar ‘Practitioner Perspectives’ will focus on IT practice in schools, the new ICT curriculum, and young peopleā€™s informal learning of IT.

When? Tuesday, 28th May, 4 to 6pm.

Where? Building 32, Room 2097, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton.


Cythia Selby- Subject Leader, ICT and Computing, Bay House School Sixth Form College: ‘Digital Technologies: A Post- 16 Perspective’

Phil Bagge- Hampshire County Council Lead Computing/ICT teacher, CAS Primary Facilitator: ‘How does students’ informal learning of technology feed into the formal school context?’

Tea & coffee will be served. There will be wine and nibbles after the seminar.

Questions that are of particular interest include:

  • How is digital technology used to deliver education?
  • How are digital skills taught in schools?
  • How does digital technology shape young peopleā€™s learning?
  • How does studentsā€™ informal learning of technology feed into the formal school context?
  • How does digital technology translate into post-compulsory education career choices?

Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in participating, please register with Torhild Hearn via email T.Hearn@soton.ac.uk and let her know of any special dietary or other requirements.

If you would like more information about the seminar series, do not hesitate to contact me at M.Brockmann@soton.ac.uk

We hope that you will be able to join us and look forward to a stimulating discussion.


Further details about the project can be found on the WFRC Blog Digital technology, learner identities and school-to-work transitions.


Seminar 1: Introductory Session

Seminar 2: Practitioner Perspectives

Seminar 3: Perspectives of Employers in the Field of IT

Project details available here.