Sharing the journey of facilitator and learner: online pedagogy in practice

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Reushle, Shirley and Mitchell, Maxine. 2009. "Sharing the journey of facilitator and learner: online pedagogy in practice." Journal of Learning Design. 3 (1), pp. 11-20.
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Sharing the journey of facilitator and learner: online pedagogy in practice

ERA Journal ID35714
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsReushle, Shirley (Author) and Mitchell, Maxine (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of Learning Design
Journal Citation3 (1), pp. 11-20
Number of Pages10
Year2009
Place of PublicationBrisbane, Australia
ISSN1832-8342
Web Address (URL)http://www.jld.qut.edu.au/publications/vol3no1/documents/ReushleandMitchellJLDvol3no1.pdf
Abstract

Two perspectives are used to reflect on the learning design of a postgraduate online course – that of the designer/facilitator and that of the learner. While the course focus is on online pedagogical approaches, the main aim is to connect learners with each other and with the facilitator so that together they may investigate, trial, challenge and formulate ideas about online pedagogy. The design is influenced by the principles of transformative learning where the concept of a 'dilemma' leads to disorientation and then to learning. Learners are presented with a number of educational dilemmas, given a process for addressing those dilemmas and are required to authentically demonstrate how principles and practices can be applied to enhance online learning and teaching. The design addresses the theory/practice nexus and illustrates that research is best situated in real world contexts, and effective practice should be framed and informed by research.

Keywordsonline pedagogy, transformative learning, dilemmas, authentic assessment
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390199. Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
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Byline AffiliationsFaculty of Education
University of the Sunshine Coast
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