Considering learning futures: educating educators for tomorrow

Kehrwald, Benjamin (2006) Considering learning futures: educating educators for tomorrow. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 2 (3). pp. 4-14.

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Abstract

The concept of Learning Futures has far-reaching implications for lifelong learning as a field of practice. In particular, the challenges of Learning Futures underscore the need for professional educators to update their knowledge and skills so that they may be better equipped for their pivotal role in their students' learning and development. This paper considers the problem of educating educators about Learning Futures. It focuses on the design, development and implementation of a postgraduate course in Learning Futures. Considering the challenges posed by globalisation, technological evolution and forces of change, and building upon fundamental work in the area of Learning Futures, this paper examines the strategies used in teaching and learning about theories for Learning Futures. In particular, the paper highlights strategies used to operationalise a variety of learning theories within a single course in order to provide participants with situated experience with these approaches and identifies key questions which indicate shortcomings in the course.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retains copyright.
Depositing User: Ms Leslie Blay
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2010 05:02
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2013 23:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning futures; lifelong learning; learning community
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160506 Education Policy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160805 Social Change
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.5555/ijpl.2.3.4
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/7173

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