Reconceptualising higher education pedagogy in online learning

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Green, Nicole C., Edwards, Helen, Wolodko, Brenda, Stewart, Cherry, Brooks, Margaret and Littledyke, Ros. 2010. "Reconceptualising higher education pedagogy in online learning." Distance Education. 31 (3), pp. 257-273. https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2010.513951
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Reconceptualising higher education pedagogy in online learning

ERA Journal ID20803
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsGreen, Nicole C. (Author), Edwards, Helen (Author), Wolodko, Brenda (Author), Stewart, Cherry (Author), Brooks, Margaret (Author) and Littledyke, Ros (Author)
Journal TitleDistance Education
Journal Citation31 (3), pp. 257-273
Number of Pages17
Year2010
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0158-7919
1475-0198
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/01587919.2010.513951
Web Address (URL)http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01587919.2010.513951
Abstract

The purpose of this collaborative inquiry project was to examine teacher education practices in two early childhood degree programmes in a school of education at a regional university in Australia. All students are enrolled in these online courses as distance learners. The reconceptualised online pedagogy immersed students, peers and their lecturers in 'teaching through assessment' (Edwards, 2010) in a collaborative online environment that mirrors the complexity that students are experiencing in their workplaces. This article describes the pedagogical and conceptual underpinnings we used to reconceptualise our degree programmes. It also outlines our evolving conceptualisations of learning as knowledge creation (Hong & Sullivan, 2009) in the context of our teaching and learning in online courses.

Keywordshigher education; online learning; knowledge creation; socioculturalhistorical theory; teaching through assessment
Contains Sensitive ContentDoes not contain sensitive content
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390199. Curriculum and pedagogy not elsewhere classified
390307. Teacher education and professional development of educators
390303. Higher education
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Byline AffiliationsUniversity of New England
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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