Taking the Bridge21 model on-line

Presented by: Dr. Brendan Tangney, Kara Stokes, Garvan Gormley

The Bridge21 pedagogical model has been used extensively in classroom and informal learning settings as a framework for structuring learning activities which promote the development of key skills and engagement with curriculum content. The model uses ICT to support problem and project based learning with a very strong emphasis on teamwork and collaboration. To-date it has always been used in a face-to-face setting. This presentation will describe how the model was adapted for use in an on-line setting and will report on experiences of its use for teacher professional development, informal learning and in the classroom.

Presentation slides are available here

Presenter Biography:

Dr. Brendan Tangney is a Professor in Computer Science. His research focuses on the overlapping areas of technology & learning, educational reform and equality of access. He is co-director of Trinity’s Centre for Research in IT in Education and works very closely with the Trinity Access Programmes on a suite of projects aimed at transforming teaching & learning at second level. He has held visiting positions in the Universities of Sydney and Kyoto. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Computers & Education and the Journal for STEM Education Research. From 2017-2020 he chaired the Ministerial Advisory Board on the Implementation of the Digital Strategy in Schools.

Kara Stokes
Balinteer Community School

Garvan Gormley
Dunshaughlin Community College