Part of the work of MGiS is to help teachers develop their own understandings of learning and teaching, and to encourage reflective practice. Some the resources and links on this page may provide useful starting points.
'Out of our minds'by Ken Robinson - a brilliant discussion of creativity
'What's the point of school?Rediscovering the heart of education' by Guy Claxton - 'This book will inspire and make you think about what you are doing and reflect how you are teaching.' (Amazon reviewer and practising teacher).
'Computer Game Design: Opportunities for Successful Learning' - our paper on the successful learner, to be found with others on our publications page
Digital literacy and new media: visit the United Kingdom Literacy Association's site for some excellent titles: http://www.ukla.org/site/publications/shop/category/popular_culture_new_media_and_digital_technologies/
'Digital participation, digital literacy, and school subjects' - A review of the policies, literature and evidence by Cassie Hague and Ben Williamson, Futurelab August 2009.
The Visual in Learning: A Review of the Literature'by Carey Jewitt, November 2008 - recommended reading provided on our training course: Download The-visual-in-learning-and-creativity-168 pdf
Futurelab's 'Computer games, schools and young people' report and policy recommendations from the Games and Learning project (March 2009) - also recommended reading on our course.
Download Games and Learning educators Futurelab report
A podcast on games and learningby Ben Williamson (with contributions from Derek Robertson, LTS) which, if nothing else, reminds us of the importance of MGiS by way of contributing to the profession's understanding of the potential of games and learning: http://media.futurelab.org.uk/podcasts/becta_talks/games/
Professional Recognition (for Scottish teachers only) - a scheme run by the General Teaching Council for Scotland to recognise teacher expertise and professional development in a variety of fields. These are some of the areas of professional interest that it can include; click hereto find out more about the process. Contact the GTCS to find out more - e-mail: email@example.com.
Action research: if you want to undertake more formal classroom research, contact one of the education universities, or for a less formal starting point, send for this United Kingdom Literacy Publication: Action Research in Literacy: A Guide to Practice