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  • 1. Pedagogy at University Teaching, Learning, Self-study and Creative Audiences Neuza Pedro, nspedro@ie.ul.pt Ulisboa, 9-1o january 14
  • 2. Digital environments and technologies in elementary and secondary education + E-learning program of University of Lisbon
  • 3. #1 The students that are presently in the classrooms of the elementary and secondary schools are used to learn in a very different way that todays’ teachers have been used to teach.
  • 4. "There's a new generation around the world that is the first to grow up digital.’ (Tapscott, 1999)
  • 5. Online environments and networks support a peace of their identity.
  • 6. (Small, 2009)
  • 7. Adults are better on: . Reading facial expressions (interpersonnal face-to-face interactions) . Reflection (connections, generalization) . Perform more metodically and preciselly . Reasoning (not-acting) Kids are better on: . superior cognitive abilities in snap decisions and juggle multiple sources of inputs. . Understanding graphic representation (3D) . multitasking . Parallel information processing
  • 8. #2 An update is needed is teaching methods in higher education! New learning theories have emerged. More quality and innovation is demanded.
  • 9. Neuropsychophisiology, Artificial intelligence, Machine learning, Big data Analysis, Synthetic Biology … all this new fields of sciences provide relevant inputs about Human learning processes.
  • 10. High-value activities on campus: Teaching vs Research & Development
  • 11. (Pedro, Matos, Pedro & Abrantes, 2011)
  • 12. Employability and citizenship
  • 13. Quantum Mechanics: The Structure Of Atoms
  • 14. #3 To reflect cultural and technological shifts new formats of content, courses, degrees and certification should be offered.
  • 15. #4 The higher educational system is not failing or in need of some renovation. Universities just need to remember their main role: . to provide higher education . to nurture science and make it prosper . and to share the developed and carefully validated knowledge with society in order to promote social growth.
  • 16. Universities are pedagogical places where innovation can happen in a low-risk environment. To learn, in the higher education level, is not about content it’s about learning of to touch the content.
  • 17. #5 Universities are part of the higher education system. Therefore, they should work as actor in this network: articulate efforts, share problems and co-operate solutions.
  • 18. Higher education system is also linked with other systems in an Educational Ecology.
  • 19. Pedagogy at University Teaching, Learning, Self-study and Creative Audiences Neuza Pedro, nspedro@ie.ul.pt