How do we go beyond the affordances of what we already do on campus? A case of supporting staff in developing a constructivist learning environment

Tynan, Belinda (2005) How do we go beyond the affordances of what we already do on campus? A case of supporting staff in developing a constructivist learning environment. In: ASCILITE 2005: 22nd Annual Conference of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education: Balance, Fidelity, Mobility - Maintaining the Momentum?, 4-7 Dec 2005, Brisbane, Qld, Australia.

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In this paper a case is presented which explores one way in which a practitioner (the author) worked with others in developing curriculum for a web-based learning environment. There was an attempt by all involved to take a scholarly approach to investigating the potential for improving teaching and learning and to go beyond the appropriation of technologies which offer little more than affordances for what already occurs within campus based programmes (Kirkup & Kirkwood, 2005). This is consistent with the institutional aim to provide new, exciting and pedagogically informed options for arts education online. A full explanation of the process through which one institution located in South East Asia proceeded in introducing and developing a programme for educators and other professionals working in the area of art education is presented. Description is provided of the aims of stakeholders to underpin curriculum making with constructivist principles while working with an algorithm for this purpose. This case may assist other practitioners who support staff with limited experience of web-based environments in enabling them to make informed decisions about how they go about teaching and learning online.

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Additional Information: Copyright © 2005 Dr Belinda Tynan. The author(s) assign to ascilite and educational non-profit institutions, a non-exclusive licence to use this document for personal use and in courses of instruction, provided that the article is used in full and this copyright statement is reproduced. The author(s) also grant a non-exclusive licence to ascilite to publish this document on the ascilite web site (including any mirror and archival sites that may be developed) and in printed form within ascilite 2005 confrence proceedings. Any other use is prohibited without the express permission of the author(s).
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Distance and e-Learning Centre
Date Deposited: 16 May 2012 23:47
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 01:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum development, technology, academic staff development
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930501 Education and Training Systems Policies and Development

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