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ERIC Number: ED562261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Journey of Exploration on the Way Towards Authentic Learning Environments
Meriläinen, Merja; Piispanen, Maarika
International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA) (Fort Worth, TX, Oct 22-24, 2013)
Learning should make information meaningful to the students. We can all agree with that --but the messages coming from schools will tell us a different story. Instead of enthusiasm, happiness and joy of learning, the echo repeats problems, ill behaving and indisposition. This makes us wonder: has the traditional school come to its end? This article examines pedagogical changes in different learning contexts with the help of the model of Contextual pedagogical approach towards learning (Meriläinen & Piispanen 2012; Meriläinen, Piispanen & Valli 2013). When working in learning environments based on Contextual pedagogical approach towards learning, the teacher will emphasize trans- disciplinary approach to curriculum, enhance student's individuality and creativity in different learning situations and support both content knowledge as well as 21st Century civil skills knowledge to develop hand in hand. The 21st Century Civil Skills Pedagogical Content Knowledge -framework, introduced in this article, will help teachers to create learning environments where 21st century civil skills will meet the modern pedagogy and core curriculum standards. With the help of the framework, together with the model of Contextual pedagogical approach towards learning, one is able to build a strong pedagogical foundation to create transformational 21st century learning environments. [For the full proceedings, see ED562107.]
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland