New Technologies come with New Pedagogies
After our literacy tut today I found this article on the internet New Technologies New Pedagogies. This research study is an Australian study aimed at higher education from the University of Wollongong which makes it even more meaningful.
This article is investigating mobile technologies and how to discover new pedagogies to use these mobile technologies to enhance learning for students in tertiary education. The aim of the project is to engage teachers through their Facility of Education sector to do professional development to explore and invent pedagogies using mobile devices such as smart phones and iPods in authentic learning environments. This was implemented over a two year period with the university purchasing all the equipment needed.
The areas focused on were science, HPE, Visual Arts, Maths, IT, Multimedia, Literacy, Web-based learning, Reflective practice and Adult education. Pre-service teacher participated in an inquiry based approach for professional learning. Each authentic learning environment which lasted 4-6 weeks was to create innovative uses of the devices as cognitive tools not as a recording device. A great deal of technology based pedagogy was learnt. We need to explore the potential that mobile devices can have on our teaching and learning.