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Professor Peter Twining

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Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Professor of Education (Futures)
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
  • Education
  • peter.twining

Professional biography

Peter's professional interest is focussed on the future of education - this includes looking at how to change education systems from the inside (see http://edfutures.net) and rethinking education systems from scratch (see schome. not school - not home - schome - the education system for the information age www.schome.ac.uk).

Peter was a primary school teacher (worked with full range from reception to Yr6) in the East End of London. Then worked in teacher education at Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education prior to moving to the OU in 1995. He has been the Head of Department of Education, Co-Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology and Associate Dean Research and Scholarship with the Faculty of Education and Language Studies at the OU. From 2009 to 2013 he directed Vital, a £9.4million DCSF/DfE funded programme to support teachers to enhance their use of digital technology and teaching of ICT. His research foci are on new pedagogical practices in primary schools (see http://edfutures.net/NP3) and on enhancing summative assessment within schools through a shift from paper-based to digital technology-enabled approaches (Peter co-directed the Assessment and Accountability strand within ETAG and in 2015 will be launching AIMS4Ed (Aspirational Indicators & Measures of Success for Education).

For more info see his schome userpage which includes a link to his now out of date online CV (which happens to be in a wiki so you can update it for him if you like!)

Research interests

 

NP3 (New Practices, New Parameters, New Pedagogy) is examining the ways in which young people's digital technology competences (developed outside school) become recognised and valued inside primary classrooms (leading to changes in pedagogy). http://edfutures.net/NP3

AIMS4Ed - Aspirational Indicators & Measures of Success for Education is a new project launching in late 2015 that focusses on how assessment in and of schools might change to make it more relevant to the world we live in today. Particular foci are on high stakes (summative) assessment (on-screen assessment and social learning analytics) and alternative metrics of school success. http://aims4ed.org

YOTS (Your Own Technology Survey) which helps schools find out what internet enabled mobile devices that they have and whether they would be allowed, able and willing to use them in school. http://www.yots.org.uk

EdFutures.net - a growing community site that is focussed on enhancing existing education systems. It has quite a strong focus on the potential of digital technology to enhance education. http://edfutures.net

schome - not school - not home - schome - the education system for the information age
http://www.schome.ac.uk/

The Schome Park Project - exploring models of schome in Teen Second Life (and exploring the potential and pitfalls of Teen Second Life for learners)

Teaching interests

  • education futures
  • lifelong learning
  • learning in formal and informal contexts
  • pedagogy
  • learner empowerment
  • management of educational change
  • role of ICT in education
  • schome (not school - not home - schome - the education system for the information age)

Publications

Some Guidance on Conducting and Reporting Qualitative Studies (2017-03)
Twining, Peter; Heller, Rachelle S.; Nussbaum, Miguel and Tsai, Chin-Chung
Computers & Education, 106 (A1-A9)
Research on ICT in K-12 schools e A review of experimental and survey-based studies in computers & education 2011 to 2015 (2017-01)
Pérez-Sanagustín, Mar; Nussbaum, Miguel; Hilliger, Isabel; Alario-Hoyos, Carlos; Heller, Rachelle S.; Twining, Peter and Tsai, Chin-Chung
Computers and Education, 104 (A1-A15)
Bring your own device – a snapshot of two Australian primary schools (2017)
Maher, Damian and Twining, Peter
Educational Research, 59(1) (pp. 73-88)
Enhancing ‘ICT teaching’ in English schools: Vital lessons (2014)
Twining, Peter and Henry, Fiona
World Journal of Education, 4(2) (pp. 12-36)
加强英国学校的“信息通信技术教学”:Vital项目启示 Enhancing ‘ICT teaching’ in English schools: Vital lessons (2013-12)
Twining, Peter and Henry, Fiona
Distance Education in China, 12(23) (pp. 20-33)
Moving education into the digital age: the contribution of teachers’ professional development (2013-10)
Twining, P.; Raffaghelli, J.; Albion, P. and Knezek, D.
Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 29(5) (pp. 426-437)
The vital program: transforming ICT professional development (2012-06)
Bradshaw, Pete; Twining, Peter and Walsh, Christopher
American Journal of Distance Education, 26(2) (pp. 74-85)
Distributed cognition in a virtual world (2012-02)
Gillen, Julia; Ferguson, Rebecca; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
Language and Education, 26(2) (pp. 151-167)
Distributed cognition in virtual worlds (2012)
Gillen, Julia; Ferguson, Rebecca; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
Language and Education, 26(2) (pp. 151-167)
A learning community for teens on a virtual island - The Schome Park Teen Second Life Pilot project (2009-06)
Gillen, Julia; Twining, Peter; Ferguson, Rebecca; Butters, Oliver; Clough, Gill; Gaved, Mark; Peachey, Anna; Seamans, Dan and Sheehy, Kieron
eLearning Papers, 2009(15) (www.elearningpapers.eu)
Exploring the educational potential of virtual worlds — Some reflections from the Schome Park Programme (2009)
Twining, Peter
British Journal of Educational Technology, 40(3) (pp. 496-514)
Learners reconceptualising education: widening participation through creative engagement? (2008-08)
Craft, Anna; Chappell, Kerry and Twining, Peter
Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 45(3) (pp. 235-245)
Talking about schools: Towards a typology for future education (2007-12)
Rix, Jonathan and Twining, Peter
Educational Research, 48(4) (pp. 329-341)
Discussing ICT, aspirations and targets for Education: international perspectives (2007-10)
Twining, Peter
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 3(2-3) (pp. 154-170)
Should there be a future for Tablet PCs in schools? (2005-12-22)
Twining, Peter; Evans, Diane; Cook, Deirdre; Ralston, John; Selwood, Ian; Jones, Ann; Underwood, Jean; Scanlon, Eileen; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Dillon, Gayle; McAndrew, Patrick and Sheehy, Kieron
Journal of Interactive Media in Education
Assessing activity-based learning for a networked course (2002-11)
Macdonald, Janet and Twining, Peter
British Journal of Educational Technology, 33(5) (pp. 603-618)
Conceptualising Computer Use in Education: introducing the Computer Practice Framework (CPF) (2002-02-01)
Twining, Peter
British Educational Research Journal, 28(1) (pp. 95-110)
Planning to use ICT in schools? (2001)
Twining, Peter
Education 3-13, 29(1) (pp. 9-17)
Learning Matters - Adjusting the media mix for academic advantage (1999)
Twining, Peter
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, 7(1) (pp. 4-11)
Towards an understanding of the links between conceptual understanding of computer systems and IT competence (1995)
Twining, Peter
Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education, 4(3) (pp. 377-391)
The strength of cohesive ties: discursive construction of an online learning community (2013)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Gillen, Julia; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
In: Childs, Mark and Peachey, Anna eds. Understanding Learning in Virtual Worlds. Human-Computer Interaction Series (pp. 83-100)
ISBN : 978-1-4471-5369-6 | Publisher : Springer | Published : London
Seeking planning permission to build a Gothic cathedral in a virtual world: exploring the schommunity (2012-10-18)
Gillen, Julia; Ferguson, Rebecca; Clough, Gill; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
In: Merchant, Guy; Gillen, Julia; Marsh, Jackie and Davies, Julia eds. Virtual Literacies: Interactive Spaces for Children and Young People . Routledge Research in Education (pp. 190-207)
ISBN : 978-0-415-89960-4 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : Abingdon
Seeking planning permission to build a Gothic cathedral on a virtual island (2012)
Gillen, Julia; Ferguson, Rebecca; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
In: Merchant, Guy; Gillen, Julia; Marsh, Jackie and Davies, Julia eds. Virtual Literacies: Interactive Spaces for Children and Young People. Routledge Research in Education (84) (pp. 190-207)
ISBN : 9780415899604 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : New York, Abingdon
The Schome Park Programme – Exploring educational alternatives (2010-04)
Twining, Peter and Footring, Shri
In: Peachey, Anna; Gillen, Julia; Livingstone, Daniel and Smith-Robbins, Sarah eds. Researching Learning in Virtual Worlds. Human-Computer Interaction Series
ISBN : 1849960461 | Publisher : Springer
When educational worlds collide (2010)
Twining, Peter
In: Sheehy, Kieron; Ferguson, Rebecca and Clough, Gill eds. Virtual Worlds: Controversies at the Frontier of Education
ISBN : 9781608762613 | Publisher : Nova Science Publishers | Published : Hauppauge, N.Y
'Educational IT' Research Methodology: Looking Back and Moving Forward (2009-04)
Twining, Peter
In: McDougall, Anne; Murnane, John; Jones, Anthony and Reynolds, Nick eds. Researching IT in Education: Theory, Practice and Future (pp. 153-168)
ISBN : 978-0-415-56000-9 | Publisher : Routledge | Published : London
Open virtual worlds as pedagogical research tools: learning from the Schome Park Programme (2009)
Twining, Peter and Peachey, Anna
In: Tatnall, Arthur and Jones, Anthony eds. Education and Technology for a Better World: 9th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, WCCE 2009, Bento Gonçalves, Brazil, July 27-31, 2009, Proceedings. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology (302) (pp. 263-272)
ISBN : 978-3-642-03114-4 | Publisher : Springer | Published : Berlin, Heidelberg, New York
Computer mediated communication: using e-learning to support professional development (2008-05)
Goodliff, Gill and Twining, Peter
In: Miller, Linda and Cable, Caroline eds. Professionalism in the Early Years
ISBN : 978-0340948347 | Publisher : Hodder Education
Framing IT use to enhance educational impact on a school-wide basis (2008)
Twining, Peter
In: Voogt, J and Knezek, G eds. International Handbook of Information Technology in Primary and Secondary Education (pp. 555-579)
ISBN : 978-0387733142 | Publisher : Springer
Computer mediated communication - using e-learning to support professional development (2008)
Goodliff, G. and Twining, P.
In: Miller, L. and Cable, C. eds. Professionalism in the Early Years
ISBN : 9780340948347 | Publisher : Hodder Arnold | Published : London
Curriculum development and the Computer Practice Framework: ICT for Curriculum Enhancement (2004)
Twining, Peter
In: Monteith, Moira ed. ICT for curriculum enhancement
ISBN : 1841500615 | Publisher : Intellect | Published : Bristol, UK
ICT and the nature of learning : implications for the design of a distance education course (2001-01-02)
Twining, Peter
In: Twining, Peter; Paechter, Carrie; Edwards, Richard and Harrison, Roger eds. Learning, space and identity. Learning matters: challenges of the information age
ISBN : 761969381 | Publisher : Paul Chapman | Published : London, UK
Pedagogic re-engineering: issues surrounding the use of new media to support a move from 'didactic' to 'constructivist' models of transaction on an Open University course (2001)
Twining, Peter
In: Selinger, M. and Wynn, J. eds. Educational Technology and the impact on teaching and learning (pp. 53-59)
Publisher : Research Machines PLC
Learning Schools Programme: Developing Teachers’ Information Communication Technology Competence In The Support Of Learning (1999)
Twining, Peter and McCormick, Robert
In: Price, J; Willis, J; Willis, D; Jost, M and Boger-Mehall, S eds. Technology and Teacher Education Annual 1999 (pp. 1703-1708)
Publisher : Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Supporting computer use in primary classrooms through the enhancement of resources (1998)
Twining, Peter
In: Underwood, J. and Monteith, M. eds. Supporting the Wider Teaching Community (pp. 40-45)
ISBN : 1-85379-415-5 | Publisher : NCET | Published : Coventry, UK
IT into Education: A change effort worth pursuing? (1997)
Twining, Peter
In: Willis, J.; Price, J.; McNeil, S.; Robin, B. and Willis, D. eds. Technology and Teacher Education Annual 1997 (pp. 1091-1094)
Publisher : Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
What's Changed? Criteria for measuring change in classroom practice in relation to computer use (1997)
Twining, Peter
In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education
ISBN : 983-9151-03-7 | Publisher : ICCE
HyperNote: A multimedia course design environment and metacognitive tool (1997)
Twining, Peter and McNeil, A.
In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Computers in Education (pp. 987-988)
ISBN : 983-9151-03-7 | Publisher : ICCE
Making Barriers Explicit: Some Problems with the Computer Innovation Literature (1995)
Twining, Peter
In: Willis, J.; Price, J.; McNeil, S.; Robin, B. and Willis, D. eds. Technology and Teacher Education Annual 1995 (pp. 879-885)
Publisher : Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Learning, Space and Identity (2001)
Paechter, C.; Edwards, R.; Harrison, R. and Twining, P. eds.
ISBN : 978-0761969396 | Publisher : Paul Chapman
Redefining education: 1 to 1 computing strategies in Victorian schools (2014)
Clark, Ted; Chambers, Diane and Twining, Peter
In : ACEC 2014: Australian Computers in Education Conference (30 September - 03 October 2014, Adelaide) (pp. 87-97)
Redefining education: 1 to 1 computing strategies in Tasmanian schools (2014)
Fluck, Andrew and Twining, Peter
In : ACEC 2014: Australian Computers in Education Conference (30 September - 03 October 2014, Adelaide) (pp. 166-174)
Redefining education for the digital age: a snapshot of the state of play in three Queensland schools (2014)
Jamieson-Proctor, Romina; Redmond, Petrea; Zagami, Jason; Albion, Peter and Twining, Peter
In : ACEC 2014: Australian Computers in Education Conference (30 September - 03 October 2014, Adelaide) (pp. 294-301)
Redefining education: sustaining 1 to 1 computing strategies in Western Australian schools (2014)
Newhouse, Paul; Lane, Jenny; Cooper, Martin and Twining, Peter
In : ACEC 2014: Australian Computers in Education Conference (30 September - 03 October 2014, Adelaide) (pp. 345-351)
Redefining education: 1 to 1 computing strategies in English schools (2014)
Twining, Peter
In : ACEC 2014: Australian Computers in Education Conference (30 September - 03 October 2014, Adelaide) (pp. 428-437)
e-learning through collaborative teacher professional development in primary and secondary schools in england (2011-07-20)
Walsh, Christopher S.; Bradshaw, Pete and Twining, Peter
In : IADIS International Conference e-Learning 2011 75 (20-23 July 2011, Rome, Italy)
The Vital programme: transforming ICT professional development (2011-07-07)
Bradshaw, Pete; Walsh, Christopher and Twining, Peter
In : International conference of ICT Education (6-9 July 2011, Rhodes, Greece)
The strength of cohesive ties: discursive construction of an online learning community (2011)
Ferguson, Rebecca; Gillen, Julia; Peachey, Anna and Twining, Peter
In : Researching Learning in Immersive Virtual Environments (ReLIVE 2011) (21-22 September 2011, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
The changing landscape of CPD for teachers (2010-09)
Bradshaw, Pete; Twining, Peter; Hayes, Mary and Jeffrey, Robert
In : ALT-C 2008: “Into something rich and strange” – making sense of the sea-change (6-9 September 2010, University of Nottingham, UK)
Ethnography, education and on-line research (2010-08-27)
Jeffrey, Bob; Bradshaw, Pete; Twining, Peter and Walsh, Chris
In : European Conference of Educational Research (25-28 August 2010, Univesity of Helsinki, Finland)
Vital: changing the paradigm of CPD (2010)
Bradshaw, Pete; Twining, Peter and Walsh, Christopher
In : The 11th ITTE Research Seminar (11-12 Mar 2010, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK)
Exploring 'unclaimed' educational spaces: dimensions of practice emerging from the Schome Park Programme (2009)
Twining, Peter
In : CETIS/Eduserv Conference (16 January 2009, Glasgow)
The Schome Park Programme – exploring educational alternatives (2008)
Twining, P. and Footring, S.
In : Researching Learning in Virtual Environments ReLIVE08 (20-21 November 2008, Milton Keynes, UK)
Interactive whiteboards: Issues relating to professional development and pedagogical change - discuss (2007)
Twining, Peter
In : BERA Annual Conference (5-8 September 2007, Institute of Education, London, UK)
Learners reconceptualising education: Widening participation through creative engagement? (2007)
Twining, Peter; Craft, Anna and Chappell, Kerry
In : Higher Education Academy: Creativity or Conformity? Building Cultures of Creativity in Higher Education (8-10 January 2007, Cardiff)
Using Teen Second Life to explore visions of schome (2007)
Twining, Peter
In : Second Life Best Practices in Education Conference, Second Life Main Grid (25 May 2007)
Developing visions of schome (2007)
Twining, Peter
In : Massively Multi-Learner Conference (22 March 2007, University of Paisley)
Aspiring to transform education? 'Impossibility thinking' as a living experiment: Young learners aspiring towards creative education futures (2007)
Craft, Anna; Twining, Peter and Chappell, Kerry
In : British Educational Research Association Conference (September 2007, London, UK)
Comparing perspectives on the role of ICT in education (2006-03)
Fox, B. and Twining, P.
In : SITE International Conference Annual 2006. Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, (March 20-24, 2006, Florida, USA) (pp. 1551-1558)
The eSIR Statement - is this where we are going with ICT in education in England (2006)
Twining, Peter and Cooke, David
In : IFIP Conference, Imagining the future for ICT and Education (26 - 30 June 2006, Norway)
Not school – not home – schome – the education system for the Information Age (2006)
Twining, Peter and Sheehy, Kieron
In : IFIP Conference, Imagining the future for ICT and Education (26th - 30th June 2006, Norway)
Introducing Tablet PCs in schools - a national study - some lessons learned (2006)
Ralston, J.; Cooke, D.; Twining, P.; Dillon, G.; Evans, D.; Jones, A.; Kukulska-Hulme, A.; McAndrew, P.; Scanlon, E.; Selwood, I.; Sheehy, K. and Underwood, J.
In : IFIP Conference, Imagining the future for ICT and Education (26th - 30th June 2006, Norway)
Teacher use of broadband technology (2005)
Selwood, Ian and Twining, Peter
In : 8th IFIP World Conference on Computer in Education (4-7 July 2005, Cape Town, South Africa)
eSIR: eStrategy Implementation Review (2005)
Twining, P.; Underwood, J.; Twiner, A.; Morris, D.; Ford, K.; Cook, D. and Broadie, R.
In : Becta D&R Researcher Consultation Day (8 November 2005, Warwick, UK)
Tablet PCs in schools (2005)
Twining, P.; Cook, D.; Dillon, P.; Evans, G.; Heppell, A.; Jones, A.; Kukulska-Hulme, A.; McAndrew, P.; Ralston, J.; Scanlon, E.; Selwood, A.; Sheehy, K. and Underwood, J.
In : CALRG-TRLG Seminar (15 June 2005, Milton Keynes, UK)
Enhancing the Impact of Investments in 'Educational' ICT (2002-11-15)
Twining, Peter William Richard Scott
PhD thesis The Open University
NP3 – New Purposes, New Practices, New Pedagogy: Meta-analysis report (2017)
Twining, P.; Browne, N.; Murphy, P.; Hempel-Jorgensen, A.; Harrison, S. and Parmar, N.
Society for Educational Studies, London.
Developing Point of Learning : an innovative approach to enhancing professional learning (2016-12-10)
Twining, Peter; Rix, Jonathan and Sheehy, Kieron
Imagine Education, London.
Developing New Indicators To Describe Digital Technology Infrastructure In Primary And Secondary Education (2015-02)
Twining, Peter; Davis, Niki; Charania, Amina; Chowfin, Aleta; Henry, Fiona; Nordin, Hasniza and Woodward, Clare
UNESCO Institute for Statistics, Montreal.
EDUsummIT 2011 Report from TWG3: Teacher Professional Development (2011)
Twining, Peter; Albion, Peter and Knezek, Don
UNESCO, Paris.
Virtual Worlds and Education (Special Issue of Educational Research) (2010-07)
Twining, Peter
Taylor & Francis, Abingdon, UK.
Educational change and ICT: an exploration of priorities 2 & 3 of the DfES eStrategy in schools and colleges (2006-11)
Twining, Peter; Broadie, Roger; Cook, Deirdre; Ford, Karen; Morris, David; Twiner, Alison and Underwood, Jean
Becta, Coventry, UK.
Tablet PCs in schools: A review of literature and selected projects (2005-06-21)
Sheehy, K.; Kukulska-Hulme, A.; Twining, P.; Evans, D.; Cook, D. and Jelfs, A.
BECTA, Coventry, UK.
The impact of broadband in schools: Summary report (2005)
Underwood, Jean; Ault, Alison; Banyard, Phil; Bird, Karen; Dillon, Gayle; Hayes, Mary; Selwood, Ian; Somekh, Bridget and Twining, Peter
Becta, Coventry.
Tablet PCs in schools: Case study report: A report for Becta by the Open University (2005)
Twining, P.; Evans, D.; Cook, D.; Ralston, J.; Selwood, I.; Jones, A.; Underwood, J.; Dillon, G.; Scanlon, E.; Heppell, S.; Kukulska-Hulme, A.; McAndrew, P. and Sheehy, K.
Becta, Coventry, UK.

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