Innovating Pedagogy · Editorial

Report identifies innovations that address challenges in complex learning environments

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‘Metaverse’, 'artificial intelligence' and ‘Entrepreneurial education’ feature among the latest innovations for the future of education in the 11th edition of the Innovating Pedagogy Report.

The Innovating Pedagogy 2023 report, produced by academics in The Open University's (OU) Institute of Educational Technology (IET) and the Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching at the University of Cape Town, focuses on challenges in learning across physical and virtual spaces.

The annual report is the latest edition in the esteemed series, providing innovative research in teaching, learning and assessment. The Innovating Pedagogy reports are developed for the use of teachers, policy makers, academics, students, researchers, educational technology designers, as well as anyone who is interested in pedagogical innovation and changes throughout education.

In her introduction to the report, lead author, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Professor of Learning Technology and Communication in IET, writes:

“This year we have 'pedagogies using AI tools', ‘relational pedagogies’ and ‘entangled pedagogies of learning spaces’, along with approaches highlighting entrepreneurship and education in the Metaverse.”

Professor Kukulska-Hulme adds:

“All this seems to represent what can be described as a trend towards “a multiplicity of technologies, methods and modalities” available for a learning experience, meaning that several media and modes of communication and delivery can support teaching, learning and assessment across a range of contexts and spaces.

“It makes for a potentially complex teaching and learning environment where student activity needs to be ‘orchestrated’, as explained in our section on ‘Entangled pedagogies of learning spaces’ in this report. It has, however, the advantage of offering more options to suit different circumstances and student needs and it can support combining formal teaching and independent or informal learning.“

The full list of pedagogies featured in the report are:

  • Pedagogies using AI tools
    Using AI tools such as ChatGPT to support teaching and learning
  • Metaverse for education
    Educational opportunities through fully immersive 3D environments
  • Multimodal pedagogy
    Enhancing learning by diversifying communication and representation
  • Seeing yourself in the curriculum
    Pedagogies enabling students to see themselves in the curriculum
  • Pedagogy of care in digitally mediated settings
    Prioritising the well-being and development of students
  • Podcasts as pedagogy
    Embedding podcasts in teaching and learning practices
  • Challenge-based learning
    Rising to challenges to benefit individuals and societies
  • Entrepreneurial education
    Students as change agents in society
  • Relational pedagogies
    Working relationally in and across disciplinary and professional boundaries
  • Entangled pedagogies of learning spaces
    Connecting technology, pedagogy and all elements of a learning context

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