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Modern Learning Practice

Rethinking learners, learning, and teachers

Unpack how learning can be organised in a modern learning environment, to best suit the needs of modern learners and how this relate to your teaching.

Explore and discuss the theoretical frameworks that support pedagogical practices.

You will learn:

  • strategies for creating a personalised, collaborative and reflective classroom
  • how to organise learning in a modern learning environment.
  • how to prepare your learners for their future
  • how to respond to the impacts of new and emerging digital technologies.

Recognised by Unitec Institute of Technology

On completion of this Online Programme, you are eligible for 30 credits toward Unitec's EDUC8884 Organisation Theory in Education course, as part of the Education Leadership and Management programme. This means you've already completed half a year's work in this NZQA recognised qualification.

Start date and length of programme

This programme has two intakes in 2017, starting the week commencing Monday 13 February and also 1 May, and runs for 20 weeks. To register, click the green register button on the right.

Online session times

The online group sessions will always run outside of school hours, between Monday and Thursday (not Fridays). Sometimes sessions could run in the evening, but this depends on the size of the group in which the facilitator may ask and seek general agreement.

Investment

The cost is $830 per person. A discount of 20% applies for groups of 5+ people from the same school or centre.  All prices exclude GST.

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Who is this for

This course is intended for those passionate about teaching to explore new strategies and tools, investigate the transition from theory to practice, and discover the complexities and rewards of teaching in the 21st century.

Participants should have access to a classroom/teaching context that can be used as the context for completing tasks and applying the things they learn.

The course is designed ideally for a group of staff from within a school, where they can collaboratively work on the themes and topics introduced within their school environment.

Format

20 week course divided into four modules (5 weeks per module).

3-5 professional learning hours per week.

Each module will look like this:

Week 1: synchronous online session to explore the module content and discuss the main themes.

Weeks 2-3: complete a task, supported by online resources and discussions and contributed to by the facilitators.

Week 4-5: group feedback and reflection via an online conference and completion of the module.

Access to the resources will remain open to participants until the end of the year in which the course is undertaken.

The participants collaborate together throughout the programme.

Modules

Module 1: Rethinking learners — Consider the skills, compentencies and dispositions required by modern learners to equip them for the 21st century.

Module 2: Rethinking teachers — Explore the concept of collaborative practice, and the de-privatising of practice within a modern learning environment.

Module 3: Rethinking learning — Develop understanding of modern pedagogy and 21st century approaches to teaching and learning.

Module 4: Rethinking support — Explore ways that curriculum, technology, resources and the environment

Facilitators

Margot McKeeganMargot McKeegan is the Project Coordinator of Future Focused Education at CORE, supporting educators on their journey towards implementing effective future focused education within their schools. Margot uses her teaching experience and knowledge of learning and teaching pedagogy to ensure that contemporary learning spaces reflect and support the pedagogy that goes with them.

Email: margot.mckeegan@core-ed.org
Phone: 027 506 3889

Outcomes

Participants will explore:

  • the context for change
  • the theoretical frameworks supporting our pedagogical practices
  • strategies for creating a personalised, collaborative and reflective classroom
  • innovative technologies to support pedagogical classroom goals
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