This is the fourth in a series of influential reports from The Open University exploring new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. This report represents a collaboration with our colleagues in the Center for Technology and Learning at SRI International, the leading US research organisation.
This year, the focus is on:
- Crossover learning (connecting formal and informal learning)
- Learning through argumentation (developing skills of scientific argumentation)
- Incidental learning (harnessing unplanned or unintentional learning)
- Context-based learning (how context shapes and is shaped by the process of learning)
- Computational thinking (solving problems using techniques from computing)
- Learning by doing science with remote labs (guided experiments on authentic scientific equipment)
- Embodied learning (making mind and body work together to support learning)
- Adaptive teaching (adapting computer-based teaching to the learner’s knowledge and action)
- Analytics of emotions (responding to the emotional states of students)
- Stealth assessment (unobtrusive assessment of learning processes).
You can download the report at www.open.ac.uk/innovating