Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology

Teaching as a Design Science: Building Pedagogical Patterns for Learning and Technology


By (author) Diana Laurillard

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  • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
  • Format: Hardback | 272 pages
  • Publication date: 16 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0203125088
  • ISBN 13: 9780203125083

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Teaching is changing. It is no longer simply about passing on knowledge to the next generation. Teachers in the twenty-first century, in all educational sectors, have to cope with an ever-changing cultural and technological environment. Teaching is now a design science. Like other design professionalsaOCo architects, engineers, programmers OCo teachers have to work out creative and evidence-based ways of improving what they do. Yet teaching is not treated as a design profession. Every day, teachers design and test new ways of teaching, using learning technology to help their students. Sadly, their discoveries often remain local. By representing and communicating their best ideas as structured pedagogical patterns, teachers could develop this vital professional knowledge collectively.Teacher professional development has not embedded in the teacherOCOs everyday role the idea that they could discover something worth communicating to other teachers, or build on each othersOCO ideas. Could the culture change? From this unique perspective on the nature of teaching, Diana Laurillard argues that a twenty-first century education system needs teachers who work collaboratively to design effective and innovative teaching."

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