Towards a PhD, starting the long journey

3 December 2006

So… after several false starts I have just this week made a presentation of my PhD proposal, and am now truly on the road. I’ll use this space to explore ideas….


Assessment of ICT at 16: its validity and relationship to students’ formal and informal learning.


1. To critically analyse the ways in which students aged 16 construct their learning of ICT capability in formal and informal contexts.
2. To explore the relationship between formal and informal learning within the field of ICT.
3. To explore the methodologies of assessment of ICT capability at 16 and how this affects student perceptions of their capability.
4. To develop a theoretical base to evaluate the construct validity of assessment of ICT at 16.