Innovating Pedagogy 2012

Innovating Pedagogy 2012: report cover

Out today – the first in a series of reports from The Open University that provide a straightforward introduction to innovations in education and look at the implications of these innovations for the theory and practice of teaching, learning and assessment.

The report has been written by a small group of academics in the Institute of Educational Technology and the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology at The Open University. It is based on knowledge acquired from leading research projects, reading and writing educational research papers and blogs, holding conversations with colleagues worldwide, and surveying published and unpublished literature. We compiled the report by first producing a long list of new educational terms, theories, and practices, then paring these down to ten that have the potential to provoke major shifts in educational practice.

This first report, Innovating Pedagogy, examines ten innovations that are already in use but have not yet had a profound influence on education.

  • Assessment for learning
  • Badges to accredit learning
  • Learning analytics
  • MOOCs
  • New pedagogy for e-books
  • Personal inquiry learning
  • Publisher led mini-courses
  • Rebirth of academic publishing
  • Rhizomatic learning
  • Seamless learning

ScienceOmega interview with Professor Mike Sharples, lead author on the report.


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  1. #1 by r3becca on July 30, 2012 - 3:52 pm

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