Teaching and Learning Spaces
As delivery systems, industry expectations and student learning preferences change, how can teachers effect changes that will create the learning experiences that are needed to prepare students for the 21st century? The first step may be to examine what is currently occuring in these spaces, to ask what works and why it works, to ask what does not work and why, and finally, to determine what changes should occur in these spaces.
First, decide what changes you want to happen in terms of student learning.
Second, understand what these changes mean in terms of teaching and learning.
Third, decide which tools will help you create these changes.
Fourth, determine ways to evaluate the effectiveness of the changes that have been implemented.
As we re-envision teaching, and the role that technology plays in the process, we find it more difficult to think about teaching and learning as separate/different concepts, and to think about the space of teaching/learning as being inside or outside the classroom. This web site encourages teachers to examine their current teaching/learning spaces, explore the tools and concepts discussed here, and then re-visit/re-vision their pedagogical practices. Most of all, we view this space as a place for sharing best practices and creating dialogue about teaching/learning in the 21st century.