INNOVATIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE
                   APPROACHES TO BLENDED AND
                 FLEXIBLE LEARNING - DISCIPLINA...
OVERVIEW


                Overview
                What is blended and
                flexible learning?
                ...
PERSPECTIVES ON BLENDED
                      LEARNING


                Blended learning means that you need to look at t...
PERSPECTIVES ON BLENDED
                      LEARNING
                The reason I’m a bit cynical about it (blended lear...
FLEXIBLE LEARNING

                “Flexible learning” provides opportunities to
                improve the student learn...
BLENDED & FLEXIBLE
                               LEARNING


                “Blended and flexible learning” is a design
  ...
BALANCE




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TRANSFORMATIVE
                              LEARNING
                 An enhanced understanding of pedagogy and of their
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TRANSFORMATIVE
                              LEARNING
                 Renewed confidence with regard to leading and
      ...
BLENDED AND FLEXIBLE
                       LEARNING APPROACHES




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http://www.csu.edu.au/division/landt/flexible-learning/

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Teaching Fellowship Scheme

  1. 1. INNOVATIVE AND TRANSFORMATIVE APPROACHES TO BLENDED AND FLEXIBLE LEARNING - DISCIPLINARY PEDAGOGY AND PERSPECTIVES Professor Mike Keppell Director, The Flexible Learning Institute & Professor of Higher Education Charles Sturt University 1 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 1
  2. 2. OVERVIEW Overview What is blended and flexible learning? Transformative learning Perceptions from fellows 2 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 2
  3. 3. PERSPECTIVES ON BLENDED LEARNING Blended learning means that you need to look at the cohort, and the resources, the lesson, curriculum and put it all together. It requires a change of language. I see it as using technology for enhancing learning and it allows you to cater more for differences, for the different needs of the student body (Teaching Fellow, 2008). 3 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 3
  4. 4. PERSPECTIVES ON BLENDED LEARNING The reason I’m a bit cynical about it (blended learning) is that I think it’s a matter of good teaching that you do... anyway. It’s a bit of a jargon word, I think, but I can understand the need to have it for the increased range of technologies (Teaching Fellow, 2008). … It’s very, very hard to get people who come on campus to want to do something that’s not face-to-face and it’s very hard to get people who want to be totally flexible and do something at two o’clock in the morning by themselves to actually want to engage with other people (Teaching Fellow, 2008). 4 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 4
  5. 5. FLEXIBLE LEARNING “Flexible learning” provides opportunities to improve the student learning experience through flexibility in time, pace, place (physical, virtual, on- campus, off-campus), mode of study (print-based, face-to-face, blended, online), teaching approach (collaborative, independent), forms of assessment and staffing. It may utilise a wide range of media, environments, learning spaces and technologies for learning and teaching. 5 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 5
  6. 6. BLENDED & FLEXIBLE LEARNING “Blended and flexible learning” is a design approach that examines the relationships between flexible learning opportunities, in order to optimise student engagement and equivalence in learning outcomes regardless of mode of study (Keppell, 2010, p. 3). 6 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 6
  7. 7. BALANCE 7 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 7
  8. 8. TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING An enhanced understanding of pedagogy and of their own pedagogical approach. An increased capacity and willingness to reflect upon their own practice. A willingness to think critically about received ideas and conventional approaches. Readiness to innovate, to accept technological change and to build effective pedagogic connections between face-to-face and online teaching strategies. 8 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 8
  9. 9. TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING Renewed confidence with regard to leading and adopting change and innovation among their peers and within their own schools. Being empowered to negotiate perceived technological and institutional barriers to change. Preparedness to maximize the time/space opportunity of the Fellowship to actively engage in meaningful and relevant activities for their individual context. 9 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 9
  10. 10. BLENDED AND FLEXIBLE LEARNING APPROACHES Tuesday, 9 November 2010 10
  11. 11. http://www.csu.edu.au/division/landt/flexible-learning/ http://www.ascilite.org.au/ 11 Tuesday, 9 November 2010 11

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