Curriculum or pedagogy?

Clark Quinn

So I have argued for a massive project, but using advanced curricula and pedagogy. Then the training could go viral, as just teaching teachers wouldn’t go fast enough. The simple fact is that we need a better curriculum and a better pedagogy. And our pedagogy is aligned to tests, not to learning nor doing. The point being that most of the world is suffering with bad curricula and pedagogy. The post Curriculum or pedagogy?

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Crafting Optimal e-Learning Spaces with Teaching Presence

InSync Training

This is the third post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. To read the first in the series, click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies. Let''s have a look at what teaching presence is, and how direct instruction and facilitation play a role in crafting optimal e-Learning spaces. Design Pedagogy Banner.

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Pandemic pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

The second link leads to a link from Google, who have launched a Teach from Home hub that is open to all users. Microsoft have created a repository of learning and teaching resources for parents who are home schooling primary and middle school children. Pandemic pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Is the pedagogy of MOOCs flawed?

E-Learning Provocateur

Her counter argument was that the pedagogical devices that I cited – readings, online discussion forums, social media groups and local meetups – are the same learning and teaching functionalities available in any LMS. This is a question that I tackle in my Udemy course The Wide World of MOOCs. Almost immediately after I uploaded this preview to YouTube, someone on Twitter politely challenged me.

Cruel pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Ban the use of all technology from your classroom (With thanks to Bryan Alexander) Cruel pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 classroom discussion learning pedagogy school teaching TechnologyImage by Amboo Who? on Flickr 1. Place all chairs and tables in rows facing 'the front' 2. Talk at your students 3.

The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Creating Learning Communities with Social Presence

InSync Training

This is the second post in a series of five titled The Pedagogy of Learning Design by Phylise H. To read the first in the series click here: The Pedagogy of Learning Design: A Translation of Pedagogies. In the first installment of this series I introduced a pedagogical, designed approach to instruction based on three key elements in effective e-learning: social presence, teaching presence, and cognitive presence. Pedagogy

3D Pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

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? 3D printing education Fablabs learning makerspaces pedagogy teaching Technology

Pedagogy of Learning Design: Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

In the previous blog post, The Pedagogy of Learning Design: Crafting Optimal E-Learning Spaces with Teaching Presence , we explored teaching presence - the design, development, management, facilitation, and direction within the learning space. Pedagogy In this post we''ll explore cognitive presence and roles we play on the critical inquiry path leading toward higher levels of learning. Fostering Critical Thinking Skills with Cognitive Presence.

Music, learning and pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Here are four other things all good musicians know and practice, and how they might be applied to learning, teaching and development: 1) Work as a team. Teaching is often a performance, where the audience needs to be engaged, connected with, and inspired. The same applies in teaching - too much information or content all at once can overwhelm and disorientate students. learning music pedagogy performance Stuart Sutcliffe teaching The Beatles transferrable skills

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Improvising our way beyond emergency remote teaching

Kadenze

point out we have been catapulted into the moment of “ emergency remote teaching ” where the COVID-19 emergency has meant we all, whether we like it or not, (or the students like it or not), must teach in responsible, socially distanced ways. However, and the early signs are already to be seen, the sector will stabilize as we recognize that surviving as an emergency remote teacher does not mean that we are ‘teaching online’. Image by Nathan Dumlao / Unsplash.

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Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

Learning with 'e's

In the previous posts in this series (see list below) I explored the digital age and its impact on learning and teaching. 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.

Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

Learning with 'e's

The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. 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.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

Learning with 'e's

I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. In the light of this, there are several key challenges for teachers in this ever shifting knowledge terrain, where students have the entire world of learning at their fingertips: What can you teach that will never go out of date, and that will create constant wonder in the minds of your students?

New pedagogies?

Learning with 'e's

In a recent blog post, Antonio Teixera , President of EDEN wrote: "By just adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices we’ll only be diluting the effectiveness of teaching." We will fail if we attempt to use new tools while we teach in the same the old ways. Firstly, the technology will not fit the teaching method. Secondly, the teaching method will constrain the affordances of the new technology.

How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 4

Kadenze

Have you also noticed the same approach is used over and over to teach about ‘learning’? Yet we know that this cannot be true; learning to ‘memorise knowledge’ for example, makes different cognitive demands on trainee teachers than learning how to ‘activate the artistry of others’, a key capability for teaching the arts and design. This series has discussed the way eight learning effects drawn from the principles of arts education can be used to enrich online pedagogy.

Dodgeball pedagogy

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This is innovation in pedagogy - using existing and familiar contexts, to revise and modify as great learning experiences. Dr Tim Lynch's Professional Website Plymouth Institute of Education blog Photo courtesy of Suarts on Flickr Dodgeball pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 dodgeball education games learning pedagogy Physical Education schools teaching

Maker pedagogy

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More and more teachers are beginning to realise that creating environments and possibilities where students make things is a very powerful pedagogy. Teaching takes a back seat and product based education is sidelined in favour of process based learning. American educator Jackie Gerstein makes some important observations about how teachers can change their perspectives and embrace maker pedagogy.

2014’s Top three Innovations in eLearning Pedagogy

Lambda Solutions

The Open University recently released a report on the new innovations in teaching, learning and assessments which are changing higher education at large. While the report outlines the ten eLearning pedagogy innovations that are predicated to profoundly impact the way post-secondary students learn, there are three that we believe will have the most immediate impact in areas where institutional learning takes place.

The meaning of pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

Following on from my recent posts on praxis and the meaning of education , here are a few thoughts on pedagogy. We seem to have many views on the nature of pedagogy and how it is conducted. To gain a clear understanding of pedagogy, we first need to examine the origin - the etymology - of the word. The word pedagogy has its roots in Ancient Greece. Later, the word pedagogue became synonymous with the teaching of our young. Yes, the Ancient Greeks used tablets!

Networked pedagogy

Learning with 'e's

I speak in particular about my own personal pedagogical approach and how my own teaching and learning methods have been developed and influenced over the last few years in a technological rich environment. Image by Calvinius on Wikimedia Commons Networked pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society.

Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning

TalentLMS

Google Maps) and a live-view that uses the handheld’s camera to display interactive media on top of the video image ( Augmented Reality Teaching and Learning ). The post Surfing the Future Pedagogies: Augmented Learning appeared first on TalentLMS Blog. What’s so great about augmented learning anyway? Another activity blamed for lost hours of youth and productivity? Teens and adults hunched over just another game controlling their emotions and relationships?

At the Intersection of Social, Teaching and Cognitive Presence

InSync Training

Throughout this series we have explored social, teaching, and cognitive presence - the key elements within the Community of Inquiry framework. Pedagogy This last installment explores the intersection of these three presences and approaches to measuring the effectiveness of the work we do in the design, development, and delivery of eLearning.

Presence Pedagogy: Needs Some More Dimensions

Kapp Notes

The other day, I discovered an interesting article, Presence Pedagogy: Teaching and Learning in a 3D Virtual Immersive World , which describes an educational approach for conducting a learning event in a virtual immersive environment. As the abstract to the article indicates: Presence Pedagogy is a way of teaching and learning that is grounded in social constructivist theory.

Mobile Learning - No Pedagogy Required!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Pedagogy is defined (according to a quick Googling) as a method or practice of teaching. Mobile learning is not about teaching. It may be important for some people to understand pedagogy, but in the corporate world employees and customers just want convenient access to the information they need to be productive: No pedagogy required. In either case, no academic understanding of pedagogy is required.despite our best efforts to make it so.

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. Photo by Kabir Bakie on Wikimedia Commons *Yes, I know that the term 'narrative pedagogy' has been used before, but in other contexts. My use signifies how storytelling devices can be applied to everyday pedagogy. deus ex machina education Gestalt learning narrative pedagogy problem solving story telling teaching

Pedagogy vs. Andragogy: Where Many Get it Wrong In Their Learning Strategy

eLearningMind

Most professionals in the learning space have used the words “pedagogy” and “andragogy” before. Broken down, pedagogy and andragogy essentially translate to “child guide” and “man guide” respectively. One of the most obvious differences between andragogy and pedagogy is the motivation of the learner. Those who teach according to traditional theory might not realize the importance behind relevancy as part of the strategy.

Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention

Learning with 'e's

In this short series on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy' I want to explore some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. How can this technique be used in teaching? Image source Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 education interrupting routine learning narrative pedagogy story telling teaching

Reasons to be teaching

Learning with 'e's

It will be a term filled with preparation and paperwork - lesson plans, resources, reports, assessment, attendance records, letters to parents, risk assessments, possibly even an Ofsted visit (school inspection) - and all the other seemingly peripheral work that accompanies the actual teaching of children. How you learn often reflects how you teach. How you behave while in view of the children teaches them something else. Teaching and Teacher Education 23, 586-601.

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Irish Govt Announces New Approach to Primary Teaching

The E-Learning Curve

Continue Reading → The post Irish Govt Announces New Approach to Primary Teaching appeared first on E-Learning Curve Blog. E-Learning behaviorism classroom based training elearning ireland irish education operant conditioning pedagogyGovernment to convert regular school classrooms into operant conditioning chambers.

Narrative pedagogy 2: Maintaining the suspense

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this short series on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy'* I want to explore some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. I have occasionally used the red herring technique in my own teaching. Photo by Daniel Hollister on Flickr *Yes, I know that the term 'narrative pedagogy' has been used before, but in other contexts. My use signifies how storytelling devices can be applied to everyday pedagogy.

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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In language teaching, the teacher may speak a phrase at the start of the lesson, move on to develop the lesson theme and then revisit the phrase during the plenary. Photo by England on Flickr Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Chekhov's gun education Harry Potter learning narrative device pedagogy storytelling Walking Dead

3 Tips for Integrating Humour into Teaching

KnowledgeOne

Thomas Bernhard once said, “Whoever can’t laugh doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously,” a thought that would benefit from being given more consideration in teaching, even though humour has not yet received the attention it deserves. Here are three tips to help you incorporate humour into your teaching without a misstep. Not all of us are born comedians and knowing how to make people laugh is not an essential skill for teaching.

Embodiment Online

Kadenze

As the pandemic continues in various forms and contexts, it is clear educators will be moving in and out of learning spaces online, in the classroom/studio, in hybrid forms, but likely without proximity or touch as a teaching and learning modality. The mechanics of online teaching were not the problem; we were Zoom experts. How to be embodied and teach embodiment in the virtual world. Image courtesy of The Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies.

Community Engagement, COVID-19 and Big hART – the promises we must keep

Kadenze

Who can teach? These teaching opportunities front-foot Aboriginal young people’s sense of agency and the value of their cultural knowledge, providing a positive, grassroots push-back against racism. The learning is two-way: young people are skilled up to teach the teachers; they help create engaging resources materials; and they gain new pathways to education and employment. This course can be taken on its own or as part of The Basics of Teaching Artistry program.

COVID-19 and the next New Deal for artists: “Building the Vibe”

Kadenze

Teaching is like dancing. Whatever the case, teaching is both exhilarating and frightening. Now that many of us are teaching and parenting and stuck in close quarters 24/7, teaching has become more multilayered, and sometimes even more frightening. At no fault of their own, we, parents, have to take up the mantle of teaching during these days of quarantine. Luckily, my wife is an amazing partner in this dance of teaching, and I am following her lead. .

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We learn by teaching

Learning with 'e's

Although I am employed to teach, I consider it something of a disappointment if I don't learn something myself during my teaching sessions. In his 1968 book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire wrote 'Education must begin with the solution of the teacher-student contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students.' There is an old Latin aphorism - Doscendo discimus - which means, we learn by teaching.

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Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age

Learning with e's

Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age View more presentations from Steve Wheeler. I enjoyed a very interesting and stimulating day at Colchester Institute yesterday, where I gave two workshops for staff entitled: Communities, spaces and pedagogies for the digital age. We explored the notion of changing pedagogies - now here is an area that is particularly contentious.