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Linking Innovation in Teaching and Learning with Educational Research (in Higher Education)

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A brief presentation about different notions of innovation in teaching and learning. Focuses on opportunities and challenges linking practical innovation with high-quality high-impact theory-generating educational research. Builds on the work of the Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation, the University of Sydney, Australia.
Presented at the University of Oslo, Norway. 2016 09 26

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Linking Innovation in Teaching and Learning with Educational Research (in Higher Education)

  1. 1. The University of Sydney Page 1 Linking Innovation in Teaching and Learning with Educational Research (in Higher Education) Presented by Lina Markauskaite Faculty of Education and Social Work Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation @ University of Oslo, 27 September 2016
  2. 2. The University of Sydney Page 2 Outline: Four contexts . . . + 1 1. Innovation → X ← Research @ Australia 2. T&L Innovation ← ? → Research @ Australian HE 3. T&L innovation ← X→ Research @ the University of Sydney 4. T&L Innovation → X ← Research @ CRLI
  3. 3. The University of Sydney Page 3 Big picture Source: http://innovation.gov.au/page/national-innovation-and-science-agenda-report
  4. 4. The University of Sydney Page 4 Big picture Source: https://theconversation.com/australias-innovation-problem-explained-in-10-charts-51898
  5. 5. The University of Sydney Page 5 Broad context Source: http://www.industry.gov.au/innovation/Pages/default.aspx
  6. 6. The University of Sydney Page 6 Broad context – The National Innovation and Science Agenda – $1.1B AUD – 24 initiatives – 4 years (from 2015 Dec) Source: http://www.industry.gov.au/innovation/Pages/default.aspx
  7. 7. The University of Sydney Page 7 “The value” of education in Australia Exports from international education in 2014–15 • $17.1-$19.7 billion • ~5.2% • 3-4 largest export • the largest service export • 1.3% additional employment The value of international education to Australia, 2016 Source: https://ministers.education.gov.au/pyne/education-exports-hit-record-176-billion
  8. 8. The University of Sydney Page 8 No 1: What is Innovation @ AU? “Everyone can innovate ... ” “Innovation generally refers to changing processes or creating more effective processes, products and ideas” . . . implementing new ideas, creating dynamic products or improving your existing services. . . . does not only mean inventing. . . . should be an in-built part of your business strategy, where you create a culture of innovation and lead the way in innovative thinking and creative problem solving. Source: https://www.business.gov.au/info/run/research-and-innovation
  9. 9. The University of Sydney Page 9 Innovation in Higher Education (...closed) Source: http://www.science.gov.au/education/Pages/programmesDirectory.aspx
  10. 10. The University of Sydney Page 11 1. Academic standards 2. Assessing equivalence of qualifications and learning outcomes 3. Assessment and promotion of student learning 4. Designing learning for the future 5. Employability skills for the future 6. Improving institutional pathways across higher education 7. Improving access to and outcomes in higher education for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 8. The contemporary PhD No 2: What is Innovation @ HE? Source: http://www.olt.gov.au/grants-and-projects/innovation-and-development
  11. 11. The University of Sydney Page 12 Source: https://sydney.edu.au/education-portfolio/ei/awards/educational_innovation_grants.htm
  12. 12. The University of Sydney Page 13 1. . . . must have a significant impact on students’ learning outcomes 2. . . . should transform the learning experience 3. . . . includes development OR adoption of novel approaches 4. . . . may target development of Sydney graduate qualities, or support career transition into employment/further study 5. . . . not necessarily application, adoption or development of new technologies 6. . . . is not intended to fund educational No 3: What is Innovation @ USyd
  13. 13. The University of Sydney Page 14
  14. 14. The University of Sydney Page 15 No 4: What is Innovation @ CRLI?
  15. 15. The University of Sydney Page 16 A starting point: Design-Based Research • Grounded in theory and research • Implemented in real-world settings • Addressing theory-building and practice innovation • Interactive, participatory • Iterative, flexible • Integrative (mixed methods) Middleton et al, 2008 Also other emerging approaches for producing “principled-practical knowledge” Bereiter, 2014 “A systematic but flexible methodology aimed to improve educational practices … leading to contextually-sensitive design principles and theories.” (Wang & Hannafin, 2005, p.6) Design & Refine Implement & Observe Analyse & Theorise
  16. 16. The University of Sydney Page 17 Bootstrapping approach: Educational innovation & research as “innovation & research” A. Issue-specific innovations Solution of an issue A B. Capacity building innovations: theories, principles, tools, etc. Improvement in how A gets done C. Innovation of innovation: innovation & research methods, techniques, technologies, etc. Improvement of capability to improve A and B Based on: http://www.dougengelbart.org/vision/paradigm-map.html
  17. 17. The University of Sydney Page 18 CRLI: Research knowledge creation as an intrinsic part of practical innovation 1. Innovation → X ← Research @ Australia 2. T&L Innovation ← ? → Research @ Australian HE 3. T&L innovation ← X→ Research @ the University of Sydney 4. T&L Innovation → X ← Research @ CRLI
  18. 18. The University of Sydney Page 19 No 5: What is Innovation @ Learning? Lina Markauskaite Centre for Research on Learning and Innovation (CRLI) University of Sydney Lina.Markauskaite@sydney.edu.au Room 581 @UiO Book available at: http://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789400743687 Website: https://epistemicfluency.com

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