3D Pedagogy

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I recently wrote a blogpost entitled ' Maker Pedagogy ' where I outlined some of the emerging educational benefits of learning through making. The advent of 3D Printing (also known as additive manufacturing) has brought maker pedagogy opportunities to schools and other educational institutions in a fairly affordable manner. So how will 3D printing contribute to the development of pedagogy? Unported License.

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

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I call this connected pedagogy. One essential element of connected pedagogy is communication. Connected pedagogy also relies on establishing an environment that is characterised by meaningful engagement, participation, self expression, problems solving and peer-evaluation. Related blog posts Connected pedagogy: Social media Connected pedagogy: Smart technology References Maslow, A. 2008) Connected Minds, Emerging Cultures. Unported License.

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Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

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My thoughts on this are still emerging, so please feel free to contribute your own thoughts in the comments box below. A variety of new approaches to pedagogy have been introduced as a result of our hyperconnected society (of which more in a future blog post). The fact that any of us can access knowledge, expertise and resources so we can learn at any time and in virtually any place, means that the way we see pedagogy must change. Unported License.

Networked pedagogy

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New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. The future of education and the potential impact of new and emerging technologies. Image by Calvinius on Wikimedia Commons Networked pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

New spaces, new pedagogies

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Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education. In the light of these developments I shall explore new teacher roles, examine new learner expectations and explore some of the new learning territories that are emerging beyond the walls of the institution.

Narrative pedagogy 3: Problem solving

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In this short series (on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy'*) I'm exploring some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Deeper learning emerges when students reflect and discuss their experience once the problem has been successfully solved. Photo by Kabir Bakie on Wikimedia Commons *Yes, I know that the term 'narrative pedagogy' has been used before, but in other contexts. Unported License.

Digital identity

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What's more, they are placed into the context of online learning, digital pedagogy, social and psychological theory and teaching in the technology enabled world of the virtual classroom. Unported License.

Communities and connections

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My opening keynote speech at the 29th annual EDEN conference at VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Bruges, Belgium earlier this week was given the title Connected pedagogies - Learning and teaching in the digital age. I also mentioned some of the emerging tools and technologies that are just becoming available, and speculated on how these might influence changes in pedagogy in the coming years. Unported License. Photo by Airina Volungevi?ien?

What do online educators need?

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Distance education in all its forms has been used for more than a century in education, leveraging the potential of each new technology as it emerges. The question is over what teachers need, in terms of knowledge, skills and disposition, to be able to make a success of such a radical change in pedagogy. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

How can we engage online learners?

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Quantity was more important than quality, because a rapid population of new digital spaces was deemed to be expedient - the pedagogy could wait. As online education evolved, it quickly became clear that new forms of content needed to be developed, and new forms of pedagogy needed to be devised to support the new ways of learning that were emerging. Unported License. classroom Digital education learning online pedagogy schools students teachers Technology

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Lockdown learning

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And that's a tribute not only to essential front-line staff such as health professionals, utility workers and emergency personnel. Some of the stories of how teachers have achieved and sustained this are herculean, and others will emerge when the dust finally settles. Unported License.

Transforming online learning experiences

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During the Second World War , which was far from normal, a number of radical developments in medicine, science and technology rapidly emerged. A new pedagogy is required, but perhaps they aren't listening. Unported License.

Being there

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Today we have many more communication technologies to call upon, including handheld videoconferencing (Facetime and Whatsapp for example), social media in various formats, online discussion groups, virtual reality, social gaming, and other options still emerging. Unported License.

Digital age assessment

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In this continuation of my short series on new and emerging pedagogy, I can reflect on my last two posts which focused on the potential for any time any place learning and the changing roles of teachers and students , The latter is characterised by students who take more responsibility to not only discover their own learning and determine their own pathways, but also using their personal devices to learn through knowledge creation, sharing, repurposing and organisation.

The power of the narrative

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Other times, a Chekov's Gun may be present - something that may appear to be irrelevant to the narrative, but ultimately emerges as an important occurrence, artefact or character, salient to the plot. Unported License. character Chekov's gun cliff hanger education learning narrative devices pedagogy plot line story telling teachingPhoto from Flickr I'm fascinated by story telling, and I often wonder why TV series are so compelling.

Top ten UK education blogs

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So it was very gratifying to see that Vuelio (a company that specialises 'in software for public relations, public affairs and stakeholder communications professionals seeking to identify, understand and engage with the right influencers for them – whether they’re part of mainstream or emerging media, or influential within more niche, real-world networks' ) had published its latest research into which education blogs in the UK are the biggest influencers, and rated mine so highly.

Going to the wall

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It's called the eXSpace and will be a showcase for a range of new and emerging technologies, a place to study new pedagogies and a sandpit to try out new ideas and methods. The caveat here, is that if you invite your students to use the SMARTboard, you should first decide on what particular pedagogy you are applying. Unported License. eXSpace education interactive whiteboard learning number bonds pedagogy schools smart Technology

Generation next

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It's safe to claim that much of higher education is firmly rooted in the past , reflecting colonial history, traditional values and 20th (or even 19th) Century pedagogies. This might be seen as a generalisation, because there are some pockets of innovative pedagogy to be found in every large education institution. Yet innovative pedagogy in higher education is not prevalent, and academics are generally reluctant to change their methods. Unported License.

Learning spaces of the third kind

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The third kind of space is still emerging. eXSPace will be a place we can try out new ideas, new pedagogies, new tools. Photo by Steve Wheeler Learning spaces of the third kind by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. The first kind of space was highly organised.

Future technologies now

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As they develop and the software becomes more powerful and responsive to our needs and desires, we will see some exciting new pedagogies emerge. Photo by Steve Wheeler Future technologies now by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Digital Google Cardboard HTC Vive JISC learning pedagogies robotics Technology virtual presence VR

Outdated practices

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New technologies emerge, outmoded devices are discarded; old buildings are knocked down to make way for new ones, and children grow up fast. In short, many teachers saw a need to change pedagogy. Outdared practices by Steve Wheeler was written in Auckland, New Zealand and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. assessment education learning methods pedagogy school students teachers

A growing divide?

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Christian claims that a new pedagogy is emerging that is directly driven by the upsurge in online activity. Christian identifies three key changes in pedagogy that I want to discuss over my next three blog posts. Classroom centric learning has established itself as a ''tried and tested'' method of pedagogy, and it doesn''t seem to be waning. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Comfortably numb

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I cam remember several times recently when I have emerged from a teaching session with more knowledge than I had when I entered the classroom. Comfortably numb by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. co-construction of learning co-learning collaboration education negotiation of meaning pedagogy schools social constructivism teaching

Passing of the year

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He studied the sociological effects of new and emerging technologies but he had much to say about how these might be applied to improve formal education spaces. In seminal publications such as Future Shock and The Third Wave , Toffler traced the impact of emerging technologies, innovation and change, and speculated on the future of society. Unported License. 2016 was arguably an unprecedented year for celebrity deaths.

5 of the best

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It can be a thorny topic and a bone of contention for any number of reasons, but continues to absorb most of the oxygen in the debate about what constitutes good pedagogy. Another emerging theme is the idea of innovation - and the question of how teachers can break out of the rut they sometimes mire themselves within. Routine and schedule can be a huge barrier to new ideas, and creative pedagogy is often stifled due to lack of time or support. Unported License.

Power sharing

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In my last post I discussed Daniel S Christian''s three trends of an emerging pedagogy. I speculated on whether a new social divide might also emerge as a result of the new pedagogy he outlines. How willing will they be to take on a less central role in this new pedagogy ? Photo by Sophia Hussain Power sharing by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Learning from each other

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This approach to pedagogy has its roots in Vygotskiian Zone of Proximal Development theory , where a more knowledgeable other, whether teacher, adult or simply a better informed peer, can extend someone's learning experience beyond what they might achieve alone (Vygotsky, 1978). Photo by Primary Source on Flickr Learning from each other by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Something old, something new.

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There are signs that a new learning ecology is emerging. It rides on the back of the willingness of some maverick teachers to practise new forms of pedagogy where learning takes precedence over teaching, and where being a content expert is less important than being a co-learner with one''s students. ''I Another important component of the new ecology is the choice of progressive pedagogy. Unported License.

Corporate learning in the digital age

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When I was invited to speak at a Human Resources and Corporate Learning conference in Cologne, Germany I did an interview about how organisations are remodelling their learning strategies around new and emerging technology. Many of them are free and easy to use, and there is a definite pedagogy underpinning the use of these technologies. Unported License. Change corporate training development education learning mobile pedagogy resistance social media Technology Wikileaks

Learning futures

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My presentation was entitled ''Learning Futures: Emerging technologies, pedagogies and contexts'', where I explored some of the potential of new technologies to disrupt our current educational practices. Learning Futures: Emerging technologies, pedagogies, and contexts from Steve Wheeler Photos by Steve Wheeler Learning futures by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Touch and go

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I have contributed to the dialogue on this blog and there is much to discuss in relation to pedagogy, teacher roles, assessment and curriculum issues. Recently a book was published with the title iPads in Schools , and several conference papers and articles are emerging which debate the place of touch tablets in formal education. Until very recently, little empirical evidence had emerged to demonstrate clear learning benefits from tablets. Unported License.

Stuck in the past?

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In 1970, sociologist Alvin Toffler predicted: ' Within thirty years, the educational systems of the United States, and several Western European countries as well, will have broken decisively with the mass production pedagogy of the past, and will have advanced into an era of educational diversity based on the liberating power of the new machines.' By mass pedagogy, he referred to the factory production model of education that schools have been caught in for over a century.

Teacher Voices: Tyla Elworthy

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Last year I bought caterpillars for my class and we spent weeks diligently giving them sugar water and watching them grow in hope and anticipation that they would emerge into beautiful butterflies. Photo courtesy of Tyla Elworthy Teacher Voices: Tyla Elworthy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Piece by piece

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This image was sent to me by Simon Ensor, (his blog Touches of Sense is well worth reading by the way) and here is my response: The is a photo of jigsaw puzzle pieces, which brings three things to mind about education that are key to our understanding of good pedagogy. I'm sure there are many other messages that could emerge from the image above, but I'm going to stop at this point to give someone else (perhaps even Simon himself?) Unported License.

New wine, new wineskins

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For example, if new technology is used in the same way as old technology, the pedagogy ''wineskin'' is likely to break. I could go on, giving other examples of how the old paradigm needs to be discarded in favour of new pedagogies and theories, but time and space prevent me. It follows that new theories must be applied to explain and underpin the new practices that need to emerge to meet the new expectations. Unported License.

Digital age learning

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In my Learning is learning post yesterday, I started a debate about andragogy and pedagogy. Paragogy may also find more synergy than andragogy with emerging explanatory frameworks of digital age learning such as connectivism (Downes and Siemens). Image source by Steve Paine Digital age learning by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

(re)Designing learning in a digital world

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Even Vygotsky's ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) was placed under the microscope as we travelled through a landscape of emerging pedagogies that are aligned to supporting learners in a digital age. re)Designing learning in a digital world by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. digital pedagogy VAK Maslow's hierarchy of needs Marc Prensky learning styles Vygotsky