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ERIC Number: EJ1097256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1436-4522
The Search for Pedagogical Dynamism--Design Patterns and the Unselfconscious Process
Mouasher, Agata; Lodge, Jason M.
Educational Technology & Society, v19 n2 p274-285 2016
An apparent paradigm shift has created increased impetus to offer higher education across multiple delivery platforms. Utilising technology can support design and delivery for enhanced learning, albeit with additional pressures on academic workloads, affecting the ability to deliver quality formal education that meets the needs of individuals and society. The issue is exacerbated when technology, not pedagogy, drives decision-making, and further intensified by the formalisation of education. Using Mishra and Koehler's TPACK framework, we argue that pedagogical dynamism is both necessary to maintain equilibrium of content-knowledge-pedagogy and a natural outcome. Further we suggest it is possible using Alexandrian design patterns and a return to the "unselfconscious process." We critique existing design pattern work in education, and contribute a meta-theoretical exploration of alexander's principles and patterns to designing good-fitting forms impacting education. A scenario of designing for "online," "on-campus" and "multi-mode" delivery of education is woven throughout to highlight implications for teaching practice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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