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Subtitles: English
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Hours to complete

Approx. 19 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
1 hour to complete

Module 1: Course Orientation

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....
Reading
6 readings, 1 quiz
Reading6 readings
Syllabus10m
Task Overview: How to Pass This Course10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Take This Course As a Stepping Stone for a University of Illinois Certificate, Masters, or Doctorate - Fully Online!10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
Quiz1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz12m
Week
2
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Module 2: What is New Learning?

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....
Reading
15 videos (Total 102 min), 2 readings, 2 quizzes
Video15 videos
Teaching As an Art and Science4m
Learning and Education: Defining the Key Terms8m
Formal and Informal Learning7m
Learning Community, Curriculum, and Pedagogy8m
Modern Educational Institutions7m
Models of Pedagogy6m
What Kind of Science Is Education?6m
Education As the Science of Coming-to-Know7m
Changing Social Contexts of Learning9m
The Profession of Education4m
Contemporary Social Contexts of Education6m
Changing Roles for the Teacher7m
Changing Sites of Learning10m
Education As Designs for Social Futures4m
Reading2 readings
Being an Educator in "Interesting Times"10m
Relevant Reading Materials10m
Week
3
Hours to complete
6 hours to complete

Module 3: Didactic and Authentic education

In this module, course participants analyze two foundational paradigms of modern education, which we term "didactic" and "authentic" approaches....
Reading
10 videos (Total 76 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
Video10 videos
Dimensions of Pedagogy6m
Didactic Pedagogy, As Felt Subjectively6m
Analyzing Didactic Pedagogy Part 19m
Analyzing Didactic Pedagogy Part 28m
Didactic Pedagogy Today5m
The Origins of Authentic Pedagogy12m
Analyzing Authentic Pedagogy Part 16m
Analyzing Authentic Pedagogy Part 25m
Critiques of Authentic Pedagogy9m
Reading4 readings
Didactic Education: The Modern Past10m
Supporting Reading Materials10m
Authentic Education: More Recent Times10m
Supporting Reading Materials10m
Week
4
Hours to complete
8 hours to complete

Module 4: Transformative Education - New Learning

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?...
Reading
5 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
Video5 videos
Education to Transform the Conditions of Individual and Social Life6m
Analyzing Transformative Pedagogy Part 17m
Analyzing Transformative Pedagogy Part 24m
Analyzing Transformative Pedagogy Part 38m
Reading4 readings
Transformative Education: New Learning10m
Supporting Reading Materials10m
Mimesis, Synthesis, and Reflexivity10m
Technology-Mediated Learning and Change10m

Instructors

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Dr William Cope

Professor
Department of Education Policy, Organization & Leadership, College of Education
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Dr Mary Kalantzis

Professor
College of Education

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