Technology-enabled learning space for student teachers to experiment innovative pedagogies
Tuesday, June 25 12:20-12:40 PM Location: Vondelpark
Presider: Sarah Prestridge, Griffith University, Australia
Abstract: Educational institutions today are focusing a lot on transforming their traditional learning spaces into technology -enabled learning spaces by integrating a wide range of technologies to foster a richer and more meaningful learning experience for their students. Such transformations are necessitated by changing demographics (faculty and learners), changes in pedagogical approaches and mode of curriculum delivery, and rapid advancements in the field of educational technology. The affordances of these technology-enabled learning spaces and innovative pedagogies supported by them are transforming teaching and learning practices and experiences worldwide. In this paper, we share how Education Design Research (EDR) methodology was adopted as a conceptual framework to guide the iterative design cycles of i-Space - a technology-enabled learning space that supports the development of innovative pedagogy and learning resource creation by teacher educators. We also share experience based suggestions as design considerations and principles for the development of similar learning spaces and the initial responses that we received from our students and faculty.