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Dr Caroline Pelletier
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UCL Institute of Education
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  • Reader in Culture and Communications
  • IOE - Culture, Communication & Media
  • UCL Institute of Education

I am Reader in Culture and Communications in the Department of Culture, Communication and Media. My work focuses on the significance of new technologies for knowledge and identity in educational settings. I have investigated how e-learning affects what constitutes teaching and learning, how gender is identified in game playing and game making in schools and in homes, and how simulation in medical education re-shapes what is learned about clinical practice. A particular focus is on the use of simulations and games in educational interventions, in schools, higher education and workplaces. Methodologically, I draw on discourse analysis and social semiotics, as well as psychosocial approaches, to study how technologies are used in practice. I have particular experience of ethnographic and observational approaches, to study the use of technology naturalistically, as experienced in practice. Through research, I aim to support the development of more effective technology-enhanced educational practices.

I have carried out research projects funded by bodies including ESRC, EPRSC, the London Deanery and other charitable organisations, as well as done consultancy work for governmental and international non-governmental organisations.

Please see my academia page for a full profile, including downloadable publications: ioe.academia.edu/CarolinePelletier

Research Summary

My research areas are:

  • Discourse analysis
  • Educational technology
  • Psychosocial methodology
  • Interactional analysis
  • Simulation and games
  • Linguistic ethnography
  • Cultural Studies in Education

Teaching Summary

I lead the MA module Education and Technology: Key Issues and Debates, and contribute to the MA Education and Technology and MA Digital Media, Culture and Communication. I have wide experience of PhD supervision. Do get in touch if you are interested in studying for a PhD/EdD in any of the following areas: interactional analysis, discourse analysis, educational media and technology, psychosocial and psychoanalytic approaches, simulation and digital games, feminist methodology.

01-AUG-2017 Reader in Culture and Communications Culture, Communication and Media UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
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