Innovating Pedagogy 2012: Open University Innovation Report 1

Sharples, Mike; McAndrew, Patrick; Weller, Martin; Ferguson, Rebecca; Hirst, Tony; Mor, Yishay; Gaved, Mark and Whitelock, Denise (2012). Innovating Pedagogy 2012: Open University Innovation Report 1. The Open University.


This series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation. The first report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. To produce it, a group of academics at the Institute of Educational Technology in The Open University proposed a long list of new educational terms, theories, and practices. We then pared these down to ten that have the potential to provoke major shifts in educational practice, particularly in postschool education. We have not deliberately excluded school education, but that is not our area of expertise. Lastly, we drew on published and unpublished writings to compile the ten sketches of new pedagogies that might transform education. These are summarised below in rough order of immediacy and timescale to widespread implementation.

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