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Rose Luckin


Title: Rethinking educational contexts

Date: 31 May 2018

Time: 10.15am - 11.15am
Venue: Ballroom


There is a large amount of research evidence about the nature of a learner’s context and the influence this has upon their learning. In this talk Professor Rose Luckin will present the Ecology of Resources, which provides a mechanism for talking about context and a checklist that can be used to help teachers and learners to design effective ways of using technology to support learning that take into account learners’ important contextual factors and influences.
She will present an example about how the Ecology of Resources can be used to help teachers and school leaders to think about how they could and should rethink the way that they develop contextualised technology enhanced learning to meet the needs of themselves, their students and their colleagues and staff.


Rose Luckin is Professor of Learner Centred Design at UCL Knowledge Lab in London. Her research involves the design and evaluation of educational technology using theories from the learning sciences and techniques from Artificial Intelligence (AI). She has a particular interest in using AI to open up the ‘black box’ of learning to show teachers and students the detail of their progress intellectually, emotionally and socially. Rose is also Director of EDUCATE: a London hub for Educational Technology StartUps, researchers and educators to work together on the development of evidence-based Educational Technology. Rose is lead author of Nesta’s influential ‘Decoding Learning’ report published in 2012 and 'Intelligence Unleashed', published in 2016 by Pearson. She is a UFI charity trustee, a governor and trustee of St Paul’s school in London and a governor of the Self-Managed Learning College in Brighton. She has taught in the state secondary, Further Education and Higher Education sectors, and she was previously Pro-Vice Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the University of Sussex.  Rose was recognised as one of the most important 20 figures in British education in The Sunday Times’ Seldon List 2017, being described as the ‘Dr Who of AI’.