University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
New Learning: Principles and Patterns of Pedagogy
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

New Learning: Principles and Patterns of Pedagogy

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Dr William Cope
Dr Mary Kalantzis

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There are 4 modules in this course

Education is in a state of flux – transitioning from traditional architectures and practices to new ecologies of teaching and learning influenced by the tremendous social and technological changes of our times. This course explores three pedagogical paradigms: “didactic,” “authentic,” and “transformative” learning. It takes a historical perspective in order to define the contemporary dimensions of what we term “new learning.” It prepares participants to make purposeful choices and link particular theories/instructional approaches to individual and group learning goals.

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7 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

This module explores some of the key terms of education: formal versus informal learning; and the distinctions that might be made between the terms "education," "curriculum," and "pedagogy." It also addresses the question of the differences between education as an art and a science.

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15 videos2 readings2 peer reviews2 discussion prompts

In this module, course participants analyze two foundational paradigms of modern education, which we term "didactic" and "authentic" approaches.

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10 videos4 readings2 peer reviews2 discussion prompts

In the final module of this course, we will be considering prospects for the future of education, imaging a "new learning" based on a repertoire of moves drawn from the didactic and authentic pedagogies. What does transformative education mean, in theory as well as in practice?

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5 videos4 readings3 peer reviews3 discussion prompts


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Dr William Cope
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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