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Keri Facer



Keri Facer (BA (Cantab), M.Litt (Strathclyde), DPhil (Bristol)) is Professor of Education. Her research interests lie mainly in the fields of informal learning and learning in the context of socio-technical change, and her work is specifically concerned with addressing the methodological and theoretical challenges of interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration and knowledge exchange in education.

Teaching Interests

Sociology of Technology, Sociology of Childhood, Educational Futures, Children’s Digital Cultures, School Design and Building Schools for the Future

Latest publications

Book Chapters

  • Selwyn, N. and Facer, K. (2009)'Beyond digital divide: towards an agenda for change' in Ferro, E., Dwivedi, Y., Gil-Garcia, R. and Williams, M.(eds)'Overcoming Digital Divides: Constructing an Equitable and Competitive Information Society' Hershey PA, IGI Global
  • Facer, K. and Sutherland, R. (2008) Connecting Cultures: Home and School Uses of ICT, in R. Sutherland, S. Robertson, P. John (eds) Improving Classroom Learning with ICT, Oxford: RoutledgeFalmer (Taylor & Francis)

Journal Papers

  • Facer, K., Joiner, R., Stanton, D., Kirk, D., Hull, R., (2004) Savannah: Experiential Learning through mobile gaming, JCAL, Vol 20, pp399-409
  • Williamson, B. & Facer, K. (2004) "More than 'just a game': The implications for schools of children's computer games comunities", Education, Communication and Information, Vol. 4, No. 2/3, November, 253-268

Policy and Practice Publications

  • Daanen, H. and Facer, K. (2007) 2020 and Beyond, Educational Futures, Bristol: Futurelab
  • Selwyn, N. & Facer, K. (2007) Beyond the Digital Divide, Bristol: Futurelab
  • Facer, K. and Green, H. (2007) Curriculum 2.0: Educating the Digital Generation, in S Parker (ed) Unlocking Innovation: Why Citizens Hold the Key to Public Service Reform, London: Demos

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