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ERIC Number: EJ825536
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Technology Enhanced Learning as a Tool for Pedagogical Innovation
Laurillard, Diana
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v42 n3-4 p521-533 Aug-Nov 2008
Educational policy aims are very ambitious: from pre-school to lifelong learning they demand improvements in both quantity and quality, which are multiplicative in their effects on teaching workload. It is difficult, therefore, to achieve these aims effectively without rethinking our approach to teaching and learning. Our essentially 19th century model of educational institutions does not scale up to the requirements of a 21st century society. Despite their potential to contribute to a rethink, digital technologies have usually been used in a technology-driven way to upgrade our existing educational models. The paper proposes, therefore, that only lecturers should be responsible for the nature of the pedagogic innovation that is needed if the sector is to be able to adapt to its changing environment. The argument here is for an education-driven approach to the use of digital technologies to achieve our ambitions for education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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