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FK&Y’s Pedagogy Group welcomes Baroness Sally Morgan

The Pedagogy Group, set up by FK&Y in 2013 on behalf of educational charity Techknowledge for Schools, met yesterday in Marylebone to discuss our latest research and the recent press coverage of the use of mobile technology in schools. The research, ‘Children’s use of mobile devices at school and at home’ will shortly be published on the charity’s website. Interviewing over 7,000 children and young people aged 7 to 18 across our panel of schools,…
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Three FK&Y Reports published in last month

The results of the IKEA Play Report 2015 were presented in Milan on 29 June by Dr Barbie Clarke at #IKEATemporary, the store set up for Expo Milano 2015. Research was carried out in 12 countries and interviews were carried out with over 29,000 parents, children and young people. FK&Y’s research for Youth United and the Cabinet Office measuring behaviour change and the outcome of volunteering for young people was published on 13 July. The…
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Research on volunteering presented at the House of Commons

FK&Y’s research for Youth United and the Cabinet Office measuring the outcome of volunteering for young people was presented last night at the House of Commons at an event organised by Step Up To Serve #YSAMatters, Generation Change and Youth United. FK&Y has been delighted to work over the past year with Youth United and the inspiring leaders and young volunteers taking part in the Journey Fund Project which included Girlguiding, Scouts, Girls Brigade, Boys…
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Transforming Learning research published

Our new research, Transforming Learning, has been released today by education charity Techknowledge for Schools. The research includes two detailed reports that look at pupils’ and teachers’ view of using mobile devices in teaching and learning. Using ethnography, FK&Y’s researchers observed lessons and carried out interviews with pupils and teachers. The reports are accompanied by four short films illustrating some of the main points to emerge from the research and the findings can be found…
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Family, Kids & Youth presenting at The Children’s Media Conference

Family, Kids and Youth is in Sheffield this week, presenting its research at The Children’s Media Conference. This year the conference has more than 1,000 international delegates and Family, Kids and Youth will be speaking on both Thursday and Friday. Based on FK&Y’s research for the IKEA Play Report and Techknowledge for Schools, Barbie and Siv will be discussing how children’s use of digital media has changed play. Learn more about the conference here and…
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New IKEA Play Report from FK&Y

IKEA is shortly to release its new Play Report, which FK&Y was commissioned to carry out in 12 countries. For the previous Play Report (2010) we interviewed 7,933 parents and 3,101 children aged 7-12 in 25 countries. In this year’s report we increased the sample size to include 16,174 parents, 6,235 children aged 7-12 and 6,790 young people aged 13-18 and research was carried out in 12 countries including Russia, South Korea and China. Top…
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Barbie Clarke assists the MRS with guidelines for researching children

Barbie can be seen discussing the guidelines with fellow children’s research experts Richard Ellwood from Disney, Sarah Gale from Ipsos MORI and Damien Flannagan from DDF Research. The MRS has published these six short films to give an easily understood and digestible overview of the MRS Guidelines for Researching Children and Young People.

Siv Svanaes speaks about internet safety at the Public Policy Exchange Symposium

Siv presented findings today from our research with over 7,000 children and young people about how to stay safe online. Siv joined Will Gardner, CEO of Childnet and Shilpa Belliappa from the NSPCC at the Symposium, Child Protection in the Digital World: Safeguarding Young People Online, to discuss Techknowledge for Schools’ research that explored internet safety.

FK&Y’s independent Pedagogy Group for charity Techknowledge for Schools meets to discuss future research

FK&Y continues to carry out research for the newly named educational charity Techknowledge for Schools (formerly Tablets for Schools). To ensure our research remains independent and is peer reviewed, our independent Pedagogy Group, set up in 2013 by FK&Y, meets four times a year. The group peer reviews our research before it is published and advises on methodology and research questions. The group includes Professors of Education and Head Teachers.

FK&Y’s Transforming Learning Study Continues to Grow

This ethnographic research is looking at the way teaching and learning is changing through the use of 1:1 mobile devices. On behalf of educational charity Techknowledge for Schools, the research is assessing the adoption of ‘flipped learning’ and ‘challenge based learning’ in some classes and how this impacts on teachers and students. Running in three schools since September 2014, so far the project has carried out 21 hours of classroom ethnographic observation, 18 in-depth interviews…
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