Toward an open empowered learning model of pedagogy in higher education

Smyth, Robyn and Bossu, Carina and Stagg, Adrian (2016) Toward an open empowered learning model of pedagogy in higher education. In: Open learning and formal credentialing in higher education: curriculum models and institutional policies. Advances in Educational Marketing, Administration, and Leadership (AEMAL) Book Series. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 205-222. ISBN 9781466688568

Abstract

This chapter will explore some of the emerging trends in higher education worldwide brought by opening up education, including Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Educational Practices (OEP) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These trends are transforming and challenging the traditional values and structures of universities, including curriculum design, pedagogies, and approaches to recognise and accredit learning assisted by OEP. We will also reflect on ways in which OEP, open ecosystems and the recognition of open learning experiences can further support learners, educators and educational institutions. In doing so, we will revise and re-work a Learner Centred Model (Smyth, 2011) to incorporate some of the current transformation brought by openness. The revised model, called Open Empowered Learning Model, will prompt discussion on alternative ways in which learners, educators and educational institutions could take full advantage of these new trends.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to Accepted version, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Division of Academic Services - Learning and Teaching Support
Date Deposited: 20 May 2016 06:47
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 02:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: open educational practices; OEP in higher education; open pedagogy; open learning; open ecosystems; open-learner-empowered model; open credentialisation; recognition of open learning
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-8856-8.ch011
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24725

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