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About the 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. What changes are afoot today in workplaces, civic life and everyday community life? What are their implications for education? What are the possible impacts of contemporary social transformations on teaching and learning - including in the areas of technology, media, globalization, diversity, changing forms of work in the “knowledge society”, and, in these contexts, changing learner needs and sensibilities? This course explores three pedagogical paradigms: “didactic”, “authentic” and “transformative” learning. It takes an 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. -------------------------------- Recommended Background -------------------------------- This course is designed for people interested in the future of education and the "learning society," including people who may wish to join education as a profession, practicing teachers interested in exploring future directions for a vocation that is currently undergoing transformation, and community and workplace leaders who regard their mission to be in part "educative." -------------------------------- Related Resources -------------------------------- This course is based on the following book: Additional online resources are available here: -------------------------------- Take this Course for Credit at the University of Illinois -------------------------------- This course has the same content and anticipates the same level of contribution by students in the e-Learning Ecologies course offered to graduate certificate, masters, and doctoral level students in the Learning Design and Leadership Program in the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Of course, in the nature of MOOCs many people will just want to view the videos and casually join some of the discussions. Some people say that these limited kinds of participation offer evidence that MOOCs suffer from low retention rates. Far from it – we say that any level of engagement is good engagement. On the other hand, if you would like to take this course for credit at the University of Illinois, you will find more information about our program here: And you can apply here: -------------------------------- The Learning Design and Leadership Series of MOOCs -------------------------------- This course is one of a series of eight MOOCs created by Bill Cope and Mary Kalantzis for the Learning Design and Leadership program at the University of Illinois. If you find this MOOC helpful, please join us in others! e-Learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age New Learning: Principles and Patterns of Pedagogy Assessment for Learning Learning, Knowledge, and Human Development Ubiquitous Learning and Instructional Technologies Negotiating Learner Differences: Towards Productive Diversity in Learning Literacy Teaching and Learning: Aims, Approaches and Pedagogies Multimodal Literacies: Communication and Learning in the Era of Digital Media

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Jul 25, 2018

Thank you , Coursera Team for your great support when i was faced difficulty related to my course . It was a great help :) also i learned a lot new things about Learning


Aug 03, 2020

Very informative and challenging course. Thought-provoking issues. Interesting peer discussions and interaction. Inspiring professors.

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By kiara w

Oct 25, 2018

I'm so happy this course is accessible online. Thank you!

By George T R

Aug 30, 2019

Very good class from experts in the field - thumbs up!

By Jason S

Mar 05, 2019

Switching between coursera and their platform is annoying and makes it harder to organize things.

By Sangeeta D

Jul 25, 2018

Thank you , Coursera Team for your great support when i was faced difficulty related to my course . It was a great help :) also i learned a lot new things about Learning

By Dr. A D A

Apr 19, 2020

The method of delivery of instructional materials could be varied from only the 'lecture' method to others including the lecture one. Also, various types of assessments in addition to the essay type-long answers including multiple choice and short answer could be employed. Finally, the a variety of questions can be asked not just a selected few.

Anyway, I am grateful to the instructors for taking time out to design and deliver the course.

By Genesis P

Sep 29, 2020

This course served as a refresher course in education. however, along the way as I've got to learn more and more about pedagogy, I've got to learn, relearn and unlearn things in my understanding. in spite the difficulty in dealing with busy schedule, i stand tall and able to survive the quest. thank you Coursera, Illinois, and Professors Cope and Kalantzi for elevating my understanding and helping me perceived learning and teaching.

By Maria H C L L

Apr 28, 2020

I strongly recommend “New Learning: Principles and Patterns of Pedagogy” Course for those who are passionate about Education or would like to embrace a new career challenge in teaching.

The lessons are very well organized and the key concepts thoroughly explained by B. Cope and M. Kalantzis.

I learnt a lot and above all, I truly enjoyed it !


Jul 09, 2020

My warm thanks to Dr. Cope and Dr Kalantzis, learning never ends. This is just the beginning of my journey as educator. I love the thoughts about---Education as a Science. From now on, learning and completed this course with strong conviction, I should say that education is the foundation of all disciplines. This course is highly recommended.

By Rufo R M

Apr 27, 2020

The course is very informative. The flow from didactic pedagogy to transformative pedagogy was very enlightening. The two resource persons are experts in their field, hence, they were capable of providing us very deep discussion on the dimensions of the three models of pedagogy. I learned a lot from this course.


Jul 27, 2020

It is an excellent course on pedagogy and different types of pedagogy involved in both older and modern education. It highlights many different techniques of learning. The course has been designed beautifully and structured systematically. The professors were well prepared and classes were well taken.

By Romaine D

Aug 24, 2020

Enrolling for this Course has helped me to get a better understanding of the topics taught. The videos and other accompanying reading material made available in this Course were comprehensive, interesting and insightful. It helped me enhance essential skills required in the educational field.

By Maleka M

May 11, 2020

This course is my first time experience with online learning and it was an amazing experience to study along with people from different parts of the world. Also the content and the mentors were amazing .THANK YOU!

By Saadane D

Aug 03, 2020

Very informative and challenging course. Thought-provoking issues. Interesting peer discussions and interaction. Inspiring professors.

By Caroline A

Apr 20, 2020

Really worthwhile course especially at this time of a major disrupter creating a shift from the old to the new learning paradigm

By Mr. T S

Oct 22, 2020

Peer reviewed Projects/Assignments gave me a diversified knowledge of others opinions and improved my skills of writing essays.

By swati s

Jun 11, 2020

Very informative contents and have good interactive sessions! I enjoyed..will soon join another course ..

By Sahani C

May 14, 2020

This course is extremely helpful in framing pedagogy according to the transformative and reflective ideas

By Samantha M

Jul 24, 2020

This course is excellent! The ubiquitous learning concept translates perfectly what we live nowadays.

By Pablo F

Sep 11, 2020

Excellente material. However, the dynamics of the evaluations should probably be revised.

By Laura K

Apr 20, 2020

This course is a good introduction to historical and contemporary pedagogical approaches.

By Brania N M P

May 28, 2020

An amazing course about the history of pedagogy and the insightful changing future!

By Olutayo K O

Jul 22, 2020

A very resourceful course. I believe it will and has made me a better teacher.


Jul 22, 2020

Marvellous course.

Good presentation.

By Dr V K C

Apr 17, 2020

Learned about didactic learning..!!!

By satya s

Sep 24, 2020

Very good & helpful course