Introduction

pam howe Pamela Howe
Educational Innovation and Design Consultant
Email : pkhowe@uncg.edu

jane harris Jane Harris
Educational Innovation and Design Consultant
Email : jdharri5@uncg.edu

Please contact us for consultation, support, or access to our Google Resources Site.

Given the amount of information available in a variety of formats, “learning strategy shifts from a focus on information as such to judgment concerning reliable information…” “In short, learning is shifting from learning that to learning how, from content to process.” (emphasis ours; Davidson & Goldberg 2010, p. 55)

“Educators must work together to ensure that every American young person has access to the skills and experiences needed to become a full participant, can articulate their understanding of how media shapes perceptions, and has been socialized into the emerging ethical standards that should shape their practices as media makers and participants in online communities.”  (Jenkins 2009 pp. 3-4)

Educational Innovation and Design consultants support faculty in developing evidence-based pedagogical strategies for promoting 21st century student skills in information literacy, collaboration, and reflective practice through one-to-one consultations, in-class project instruction (face-to-face and online), and follow-up support. Additionally, we provide support for the design and implementation of surveys for HHS faculty research and institutional program evaluation.

Needed Skills Why Pedagogical Evidence
Information literacy skills -Unfettered access to information and content creation tools Critical thinking skills
AAC&U Intellectual & Practical Skills
Collaboration skills -Societal and employer expectation for working well in teams
-Research on efficacy of collaborative learning is robust
-Collaboration requires active learning
Teamwork
AAC&U Intellectual & Practical Skills
Johnson & Johnson (1989)
First four of Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education
Reflective practice -Need to prepare for jobs that do not yet exist
-Constant (re)-evaluation of efforts
Metacognition
How People Learn

References

American Association of Colleges & Universities. (2005-). Liberal Education and America’s Promise Essential Learning Outcomes. Last downloaded, June 27, 2014, from http://www.aacu.org/leap/index.cfm.

Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., & Cocking, R.R. Eds. (2000). How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. Last downloaded, June 27, 2014, from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309070368.

Chickering, A.W. & Gamson, Z. F. (1987). Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education.
AAHE Bulletin, 39(7), 3-7. Last downloaded June 27, 2014, from http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED282491.

Davidson, C.N. & Goldberg, D. T. (2010). The Future of Thinking: Learning Institutions in a Digital Age. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press. Last downloaded June 27, 2014 from http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/future-learning-institutions-digital-age.

Jenkins, H. (2009) Confronting the challenges of participatory culture: media education for the 21st century.  Last retrieved Thursday, July 19, 2012 from https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/full_pdfs/Confronting_the_Challenges.pdf.

Johnson, D.W. & Johnson R. (1989). Cooperation and competition: Theory and Research. Edina, MN: Interaction Book Company.