Keynote Conversation: Pedagogical Model for Innovative Learning
Friday, June 29 10:45 AM-11:45 AM
The development of pedagogical models is crucial. Teachers are not yet fully aware of how to use technology in pedagogically appropriate ways, and they need functional examples. An effective pedagogical model will make teachers aware of the different means available to them, and it will ensure that students benefit from a more meaningful learning experience. Teachers, tutors, and curriculum designers can apply pedagogical models in designing, teaching, tutoring, and evaluating learning processes. Pedagogical models can be used in various ways, such as the planning of instruction on the basis of a model or a combination of models, and depending on the situation involved. They can be combined and should, in fact, be adapted to match teachers’ own pedagogical thinking. In this talk, a pedagogical model for innovative learning (IL) developed at the Centre for Media Pedagogy at the University of Lapland, Finland will be presented. The IL model is based on 15 years of research and development of pedagogical models focused on, for instance, mobile, playful, virtual reality, and simulation-based meaningful learning environments. The models are developed during several research projects; they are theoretically well grounded on socio-constructivist and socio-cultural perspectives on meaningful learning. The models are designed, implemented, analyzed, and redesigned through iterative cycles of design-based research. They are based on various data collection and analysis methods that develop both theory and practice. Currently, we have started to commercialize the models and develop research ideas for businesses and educational export services. The pedagogical model for IL combines lessons learned from previous models to present a model for the models, or a super-model.