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Paul Hopkins has been engaged in a number of research projects. Reports on some of these are available below. He is also a peer reviewer for the British Journal of Religious Education and the Curriculum Journal.

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This Erasmus+ project is exploring how Self-Directed learning can be taught via a mobile application and how this compares to 'normal' professional development. Working with countries across Europe this project is developing a mobile application which will impact on the nature of PD.

Mobile Technoloiges Transforming Teacher Edcuation Pedgogies - http://www.mttep.eu

This Erasmus+ project is exploring how mobile technoligies impact on teaching and leanring. Using the tests iPAC framework as its theoretical framework it is exploring and develoing a range of core resources for teachers and teacher trainers.

This project has general papers and conference presentations - see the publications page

The use of HandHeld Learning in Primary Classrooms

MMI is involved in a YgFL and UoH funded project on the use of Handhelds in Learning, This pilot project involves 5 primary schools using these technologies to develop learning in their schools.

This project has general papers and conference presentation - see the publications page

The impact of the English Baccalaureate (EB) plans on the teaching of RE

A survey of 800+ teachers, and a second survey on 2000 teachers; in the UK on their perceptions of how RE will be effected by the introduction of the EB with RE not being listed as one of the humanities subjects.

This report has been the major factor in the lobbying of parliament and other bodies.

The use of iPhones in the RE classroom

MMI is involved in a TDA funded project with the University of Hull looking at the use of mobile devices in the RE classroom and the link with teacher identity. Outcomes will include research papers and practice sessions on handheld devices and their uses.

A paper has been given at mLearn (2010) in Malta and produced publications

The use of resources

MMI is involved in the major investigation into the use of resource in the teaching of religions and in its contribution towards community cohesion. MMI is involved in the audit of resources and in the case studies of practice.

This research led to the publication of two books and a number of articles - see the publications section

An investigation perceptions on the future of RE and CPD

A survey of 400 teachers in the UK on their perceptions of how RE will develop into the future and on their desires for Professional Development.

The executive summary of the report (3 pages) was published in REsource in 2009 - see the publications section

An investigation into current use of ICT in RE in schools in the UK

A survey of 800 teachers in the UK on their use of ICT in RE

Click here for a copy of the report
Click here for a Powerpoint of the data analysis

A Think Tank of a pedagogy for RE and ICT

A group was gathered to investigate is a pedagogy for RE could be devised to ensure effective use of ICT that enhanced the teaching of RE using ICT.

Click here for a copy of the report

Interventions Studies

MMI was involved with research based on the use of ICT in schools by running a number of intervention studies that examine how ICT effects pedagogy in the RE classroom.

Click here for a copy of the report

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