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The Challenge of Authenticity: Learning and Teaching Professional Skills

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Pecha Kucha presentation for ECE11
(Education in a Changing Environment Conference, University of Salford, July 6th - 8th, 2011)

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The Challenge of Authenticity: Learning and Teaching Professional Skills

  1. 1. Education in a Changing Environment Conference, Univ. Of Salford, July 6-8, 2011<br />The Challenge of Authenticity:<br />Learning and Teaching Professional Skills. ..<br />Catherine Cronin<br />@catherinecronin<br />NUI Galway<br />#ece11<br />CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pensiero(used with permission)<br />
  2. 2. 2nd year Professional Skills module<br />CC BY-SA 2.0 openDemocracy<br />CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 inju<br />
  3. 3. digital literacy<br />
  4. 4. digitalliteracyies<br />information<br />media<br />academic<br />
  5. 5. web 2.0 tools: <br />break out of the classroom<br />CC BY-SA 2.0 Skyggefotografen<br />
  6. 6. authentic<br />assessment<br />
  7. 7. Write / edit<br />Wikipedia article<br />Writing assignment 3 options<br />Create blog<br />Write Tip Sheet <br />
  8. 8. Write / edit<br />Wikipedia article<br />Create blog<br />Write Tip Sheet <br />
  9. 9. authentic<br />audience<br />CC BY-ND 2.0 loop_oh<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11. “...actually quite difficult due to <br />the unique referencing syntax”<br />“I can see why Wikipedia has so many problems... with various random comments”<br />
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  13. 13. “...benefit a person’s online profile by <br />having their academic work on the Internet”<br />“a more interesting & useful way of writing... <br />refreshing change from <br />the normal college assignment”<br />
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  15. 15. “I felt I was in a good position to pass on my knowledge to 1st year students”<br />“I think its easier to advise somebody <br />on what not to do...”<br />
  16. 16. authentic<br />audience<br />CC BY-ND 2.0 loop_oh<br />
  17. 17. Student Feedback: “...useful to my learning”<br />100%<br />50%<br />0<br />Report<br />Presentation<br />Bibliography<br />Wikipedia / Blog / Tip sheet<br />Presentation prep.<br />
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  19. 19. digital literacies<br />formative feedback<br />authentic audience<br />digital footprint<br />
  20. 20. Education in a Changing Environment Conference, Univ. of Salford, July 6-8, 2011<br />Thank you!<br />Catherine Cronin<br />@catherinecronin<br />catherine.cronin@nuigalway.ie<br />CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Pensiero(adapted with permission)<br />

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