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ERIC Number: ED529967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-16
Pages: 258
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ISBN: ISBN-978-0-4158-0385-4
Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology
Laurillard, Diana
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Teaching is changing. It is no longer simply about passing on knowledge to the next generation. Teachers in the twenty-first century, in all educational sectors, have to cope with an ever-changing cultural and technological environment. Teaching is now a design science. Like other design professionals--architects, engineers, programmers--teachers have to work out creative and evidence-based ways of improving what they do. Yet teaching is not treated as a design profession. Every day, teachers design and test new ways of teaching, using learning technology to help their students. Sadly, their discoveries often remain local. By representing and communicating their best ideas as structured pedagogical patterns, teachers could develop this vital professional knowledge collectively. Teacher professional development has not embedded in the teacher's everyday role the idea that they could discover something worth communicating to other teachers, or build on each others' ideas. Could the culture change? From this unique perspective on the nature of teaching, Diana Laurillard argues that a twenty-first century education system needs teachers who work collaboratively to design effective and innovative teaching. The following chapters are contained in this book: (1) Teaching as a design science; (2) What is formal learning? (3) What students bring to learning; (4) What it takes to learn; (5) What it takes to teach; (6) Motivating and enabling the learning cycle; (7) Learning through acquisition; (8) Learning through inquiry; (9) Learning through discussion; (10) Learning through practice; (11) Learning through collaboration; and (12) Teaching as developing pedagogical patterns. References are included.
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Language: English
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