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Learning for Sustainability and Open Educational Practice Workshop (3rd of March 2017)

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Learning for Sustainability and Open Educational Practice Workshop (3rd of March 2017)

  1. 1. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland LfS and Open Education Practice Workshop Betsy King & Ronald Macintyre @LfSScotland @roughbounds Cite as: King B, Macintyre R. (2017) “LfS and Open Education Practice Workshop”, The University of Edinburgh, 3rd of March 2017, CC BY NC SA 4.0
  2. 2. 2 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Welcome! • Who are you? (Name / where you work) • Your interest in Open Educational Practices • What you would like to gain from this workshop..
  3. 3. 3 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland The purpose of the day To explore overlapping values and what, how and why openness might enable for social justice and sustainability
  4. 4. 4 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Structure of the Workshop Open Education in Practice - exploring examples and discussion on openness Sustainable and Open Values – looking at the links between Values 12.20pm LUNCH Open Space – group discussions around emerging themes and reporting Next Steps
  5. 5. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland What do we mean by OEP? We think of Open Educational Practices as those educational practices that are concerned with and promote equity and openness. Our understanding of ‘open’ builds on the freedoms associated with “the 5 Rs” of OER, promoting a broader sense of open, emphasising social justice, and developing practices that open up opportunities for those distanced from education. “”
  6. 6. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Hands Up! “” Hands Up, CC0 Public Domain, Free for commercial use, no attribution required https://pixabay.com/en/hands-hand-raised-hands-raised-220163/
  7. 7. 7 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland OEP, some examples What does openness enable. The University of Nottingham wanted to embed sustainability across the curriculum • Problem, it came up against academic silo’s, • Solution it made the content free and open, and faculuties used this freedom to adapt the content to their context, They opened up to influence what happened within.
  8. 8. 8 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland OEP, some examples What does openness enable. Parkinson’s UK is a nationwide charity, part of its role is to provide training to health professionals. • Problem, demand for the services was outstripping their ability to supply it using their face to face • Solution, turn the face to face training programme into an open online one They opened up so increase the scale and scope of what they did to ensure they remained the “go to” place for support.
  9. 9. 9 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland OEP, some examples What does openness enable. Scottish Union Learn are support learners in the workplace through a network of Union Learning Representatives. • Problem, they felt stuck in a model of classroom tutor led approaches, resources to support learning are constrained. • Solution, build on union values of collective learning and use free open material to support social models of learning They used open and online to address educational access issues and those of digital participation
  10. 10. 10 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Discussion What opportunities does openness enable in your different contexts?
  11. 11. 11 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland BREAK
  12. 12. 12 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Shared Values Rosa Murray University of Edinburgh
  13. 13. 13 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Shared Values Dddd dd • dddddd
  14. 14. 14 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland GTCS Professional Standards: Professional Values • Social Justice • Integrity • Trust and Respect • Professional Commitment
  15. 15. 15 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland GTCS Professional Values: Social Justice Demonstrating a commitment to engaging learners in real world issues to enhance learning experiences and outcomes, and to encourage learning our way to a better future
  16. 16. 16 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland GTCS Professional Values: Social Justice Embracing locally and globally the educational and social values of sustainability, equality and justice and recognising the rights and responsibilities of future as well as current generations.
  17. 17. 17 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland GTCS Professional Values: Social Justice • Demonstrating, honesty, courage and wisdom by critically examining personal and professional attitudes and beliefs, challenging one’s own assumptions and professional practice
  18. 18. 18 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland GTCS Professional Values: Integrity Demonstrating, honesty, courage and wisdom by critically examining personal and professional attitudes and beliefs, challenging one’s own assumptions and professional practice
  19. 19. 19 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland The Standard for Career-Long Professional Learning • Understand the environmental, social and economic conditions of learners to inform teaching and learning; • Have a critical understanding of and engage with the ways in which natural, social, cultural, political and economic systems, function and are interconnected; • Develop the knowledge, skills and practices needed to take decisions which are compatible with a sustainable future in a just and equitable world; • Connect learners to their dependence on the natural world and develop their sense of belonging to both the local and global community.
  20. 20. 20 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland GTCS Professional Values: Integrity Demonstrating, honesty, courage and wisdom by critically examining personal and professional attitudes and beliefs, challenging one’s own assumptions and professional practice
  21. 21. 21 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Approaching the heart of the Matter (Griffiths and Murray,2017) • How should we humans live well in the world? • How can we human beings live sustainably with each other and with the more than human parts of the planet? • Do we mind enough? A pedagogy of minding? • What is it to live a good life?
  22. 22. 22 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Hannah Arendt ‘we educators have to decide we love the world enough to assume responsibility for it and by the same token save it from that ruin which except for the coming of the new and young would be inevitable’ (Arendt 1961) ‘How do we know what is good, where to find hope, love, rejoicing, joy?’ ‘What I propose is very simple: it is nothing more than to think what we are doing’ (Arendt 1958)
  23. 23. 23 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Even small children act as if love, joy and fairness are all dependent on each other. We think they are right. (pace Kant, Bentham, Mill, Rand)
  24. 24. 24 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Approaching the heart of the matter (Griffiths and Murray 2017) ‘ ‘In short, if education is part of the good life, we educators should be thinking about what we are doing to find hope, love, rejoicing and joy.’
  25. 25. 25 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland ‘If we are not teaching for Learning for Sustainability, we are by definition teaching for irrelevance.’
  26. 26. 26 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Shared Values – Group Discussion In what ways might Openness best support the values of Sustainability?
  27. 27. 27 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Preparation for Open Space Discussions What questions you would like to explore in detail?
  28. 28. 28 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland LUNCH
  29. 29. 29 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Open Space … 4 principles and a Law Principles • Whoever comes are the right people • When it starts is the right time • Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened • When it’s over it’s over Law of two feet • Move to wherever you can learn or contribute most
  30. 30. 30 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Open Space … Please… Record your discussions on flip chart paper Prepare to report back to the whole group
  31. 31. 31 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Open Space … Your reports
  32. 32. 32 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Next Steps… What actions will be taken next? Who by? When? What support will be needed?
  33. 33. 33 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Heart, hand, head and hmmm… Your feedback about today’s workshop please
  34. 34. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Acknowledgements Thanks to Abi Cornwall (LfS Scotland), Rosa Murray (University of Edinburgh) and all those that attended and made it a grand day.“”

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