Topic:  Using technology to support the Academic Resilience Approach in schools – Laura Fernández, University of Lleida, Spain

Date:  Wednesday 25 October 2017

Time:  1.15pm for 1.30-3.00pm

Venue:  B406 Checkland Building, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, Brighton, BN1 9PH

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Summary:  Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has an important role in our society, including functions in our daily routines and in education and training. Increasingly, more and more schools, universities and other institutions are using ICT in their educational practices. The aim of this Resilience Forum is to show and discuss what role ICT can take in training and supporting individuals to adopt and implement the Academic Resilience Approach in schools. Laura will discuss some educative experiences and studies from the literature in which ICTs have been used as a training and supportive medium for individuals. Finally, we will consider the actual practices of using ICT for training and supporting resilience interventions, in order to think about how they can be improved.

Biography:  Laura Fernández is a visiting researcher at the University of Brighton. She is research staff in training at the University of Lleida (Spain) and a member of the Research Group in Social-Educational Child Intervention (GRISIJ). She is a graduate in primary education and has a master’s degree in educational technology. Laura is currently pursuing a PhD, with a focus on the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in education and social work. Over her stay at the University of Brighton, Laura is collaborating with the Boingboing team in order to research how such technologies could support the delivery of resilience approaches to individuals.

Who might be most interested:  People working in schools, practitioners, academics, students, parents, carers, community workers, volunteers, public sector workers, young people.

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Travel Information:  For details of where to find us please see this map. The Falmer Campus is well-served by public transport (25 bus and Falmer train station).

*NOTE Parking restrictions will be in force, with clamping and fines being issued. Demand for parking at Falmer is far in excess of the spaces available and alternative transport is strongly recommended. Please ensure that if you do need to bring your car you either have a Falmer permit or you contact Becky to pre-book a parking space well in advance. See our travel information page.

The Resilience Forum is for ANYBODY (with a pulse!) involved with or interested in resilience research!