ERIC Number: EJ746069
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
An Unfinished Symphony: 21st Century Teacher Education Using Knowledge Creating Heutagogies
Ashton, Jean; Newman, Linda
British Journal of Educational Technology, v37 n6 p825-840 Nov 2006
Globalisation has changed the way most people live, work and study in the 21st century. Teachers and teacher educators, like other professionals, must embrace these changes to be effective in their jobs and one ongoing change is the use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) for lifelong learning. In this paper we describe how one group of academics in a university programme preparing new teachers has embraced change to introduce innovative programmes using ICTs and heutagogy rather than pedagogy. Heutagogy prepares students for the self-determined lifelong learning which is essential for survival in a 21st century world.
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Lifelong Learning, Teacher Education, Global Approach, Information Technology, Teacher Effectiveness, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Independent Study, Educational Technology
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Education Level: Higher Education
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