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Active learning online

Active learning online

The online environment has a way of exposing pedagogy, or the lack thereof. Like there is ‘no back row’ in an online class and all students are virtually seated in front of you, similarly, a virtual classroom has pedagogical intent as its floor, walls, ceiling and furniture, laid out for all to see. You are much more reliant on your carefully arranged resources to asynchronously shape the learning journey than when you can wing it with your engaging in-person presentation…

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Learning outcomes vs learning opportunities

Learning outcomes vs learning opportunities

“You can lead a horse to water but you cannot make it drink”. This sums up my discomfort with the terminology “learning outcomes” that underpin much curriculum development. Sure, it is usually preceded by the wordy catch-all “on successful completion of this course students will…”, but there seems to be a hot potato of responsibility for achievement sitting just below the surface. In our arguably justifiable discomfort with the traditional concept of the dominance of didactic delivery we are in danger…

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Academagogical frameworks and models

Academagogical frameworks and models

All the learning theories on the Aussie Educator site – makes this blog article redundant really! :/ And if that’s all too texty, check out this fabulously comprehensive AND interactive image from Richard Millwood. 5E Instructional Model (5Es) – consists of the following phases: engagement, exploration, explanation, elaboration, and evaluation. Community of Inquiry – This model situates the educational experience within three essential elements – social, cognitive and teaching presence. It acknowledges that a group of learners sharing their perspectives brings each of them closer to consensus…

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