'No' to networking

19th March 2010 at 00:00

Language teachers across Europe are failing to take advantage of social networking and even see the phenomenon as a threat to their classroom authority, according to a major international study. Commissioned by the EU's Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, the study was carried out in eight EU countries. Anne Stevens, a senior lecturer at the Open University's faculty of education and language studies, who led the research, commented: "It is not being used beneficially by teachers. The fact that pupils are using languages in their usage of these sites is not being taken advantage of."

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now