This seminar is co-organised by the Centre for Information Technology in Education (CITE) and the Centre for Educational Leadership (CEL), HKU
This talk will explore the implications around the introduction of a national initiative within the UK,Strategic leadership of ICT (SLICT), to develop a strategic approach to the leadership of ICT by headteachers in schools. SLICT is a a professional leadership development programme for headteachers (principals) offered by the National College of School Leadership (NCSL). SLICT is not an ICT skills course but is designed as an opportunity for headteachers to consider the key strategic issues, evaluate solutions and unlock the potential of ICT.
The University of Hull is one of 12 providers who are accredited to deliver the SLICT programme on behalf of NCSL. In this talk, Mr. Burden will focus on the SLICT initiative itself from the perspective of a University provider of the training programme. He will outline how the programme works, what it seeks to achieve and some of the early indicators as to its success in delivering these objectives. The talk will also explore some of the contradictions which surround the whole area of leadership development for ICT and possible solutions to resolving these issues. It is intended that the talk will include an active exchange of views and discussions between those present.
Kevin Burden is currently the Director of Cascade, a research, training and development centre within the University of Hull. Cascade undertakes training and CPD activities for a wide range of educators including initial teacher training (ITT) newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and experienced teachers. It is an accredited Promethean Centre of Excellence delivering courses and developing teaching materials for the interactive whiteboard in all sectors of education. In addition it is involved in the development of new approaches to teaching and learning with ICT and is involved in a wide range of evaluation and research projects.
Kevin has worked at the University full time since 1999. Before that he was a part-time tutor at the University teaching on the PGCE course in History. He is a history graduate from the University of Lancaster and taught in schools across the country for eighteen years before moving into Higher Education.