Image: 'Blogging for Cats'In a slight change of pace from the impending #ukedchat on Thursday on #digitalstudies I have my critical study proposal to submit for my MA on ICT and Education.
My proposal is as follows:
I propose to investigate whether blogging as both a planned and organized activity or as a free activity can have an identified positive impact on pupils with SEN. I would like to investigate how pupils learning and for those who it is relevant social and language skills are affected. I will use a group of identified pupils in hopefully at least two schools to ensure that the pupils concerned have different levels of technological access at home.
The proposal can be brief at this point as I am simply needing to get a tutor who can work with me but it at least covers what I am interested in. I enjoy blogging and see its learning learning potential but up until now I have been concentrating on promoting general blogging for pupils as a form of reflection and self assessment. By focussing on the SEN department of a school I think this will help turn attention to how blogging can be used for pupils who I think can be overlooked when it comes to the use of technology. Furthermore our SEN head loves the idea and the head of SEN at another local state school lives two doors from me.