Training Teachers at all Levels in Pedagogical Approaches and Methods for Online and Blended Learning

ID: 50402 Type: Full Paper
  1. Harald Haugen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Stord, Norway, Norway
  2. Bodil Ask and Sven Aake Bjoerke, University of Agder, Norway

Tuesday, March 7 4:15-4:45 PM Location: Capitol G View on map

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Abstract: Appropriate pedagogical approaches and methods are of course crucial for all kinds of teaching and learning, at all levels. With all the new technologies and media available for actors in the field of learning, however, pedagogy and methodology becomes even more important, and are also different from traditions in classrooms and auditoriums. Both in teacher training institutions and for in-service training of professors and teachers, updating is needed. Experiences with international student groups in two online courses, E-teaching 1 and E-teaching 2, are collected over several years. Reports document great success and very positive feed-back. Professors and teachers from Third World countries are particularly grateful for their new knowledge obtained through the courses. The theories and methods presented through the E-teaching courses are recently tested on a group of students taking a Physics course as part of their initial teacher training. Results are also here very promising.

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