Extract from: Dazzled by pedagogical innovations | Alejandro Armellini:
"At recent events in the UK and overseas, I’ve had the opportunity to discuss the concept of pedagogical innovation in higher education. In particular, I focused on whether certain initiatives (often carrying flashy names) constitute pedagogical innovation and if so, against what criteria.
The key message of this blog post is this: many of such initiatives are not pedagogically innovative. They can be described in many other ways, including technologically innovative and sometimes disruptive. However, most fail to meet a basic criterion for innovative pedagogy: evidence that they improve (or have the potential to improve) student learning:
“Adapting to characteristics of students and responding to their development is an inherent aspect of pedagogy. […] These adaptations can be considered innovations if are based [sic] on a new idea and when they have the potential to improve student learning, or when they are linked with other outcomes […]”
(Vieluf, Kaplan, Klieeme & Bayer, 2012. Emphasis added)."
To read more go to: https://alejandroarmellini.wordpress.com/2014/12/28/dazzled-by-pedagogical-innovations/
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