Examines the opportunities and challenges of teaching and learning in twenty-first century classrooms and centres. Addresses superdiversity that is increasingly characteristic of schools and centres, the impact and use of digital pedagogies, innovative learning environments and formal inquiry-based teaching practices. Draws on world leading research and development work carried out with teachers in authentic learning contexts and considers, in particular, the question of what works best for whom and in what circumstances?
Designed primarily for practising teachers in both school and early childhood settings, this course aims to establish a community of learning where practitioners examine and reflect on the demands on practice brought about by the ideas often called 'twenty-first century learning' or 'future focused learning'.
Participants will be able to unpack these ideas in relation to your own practice. You will explore research with local academics who have international links to key thinkers in the field.
The course includes six face-to-face sessions comprising of provocations and workshops, which will be run on Saturdays and supported with on-line interactions and discussions. Each provocation will introduce the key implications for teacher practice from current twenty-first century ideas and critique these ideas. The workshops that follow will involve you in a collaborative exploration of the provocation via discussion with faculty experts and the wider cohort.
This course is a compulsory part of the Master of Education Practice if you choose to complete the practice project pathway. It may also be taken as an elective for a range of postgraduate programmes subject to approval.
Currently scheduled classes
2020 Epsom (Semester 1): Online teaching with compulsory on campus block sessions on Saturdays 7 March, 21 March, 14 April, 2 May, 23 May and 6 June from 10:00am to 3:00pm
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This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:
Ministry of Education course subsidies
Primary and Intermediate teachers may be eligible for a Ministry of Education fees subsidy for this course. Click here for more information.