Innovating Pedagogy

The series of reports explores new forms of teaching, learning and assessment for an interactive world, to guide teachers and policy makers in productive innovation.

View the Innovating Pedagogy report.

This third report proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education.  You can see a summary of each innovation at the menu on the right. Please contribute your comments on the report and the innovations.

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    Proposed Education Axioms and Postulates
    Provide the Theoretical Bases for Educating the Class of 2030
    Axiom is the premier premise accepted as true without controversy .
    Postulate is a claimed truth for reasoning.

    Proposed Axioms Proposed Postulates
    Leader’s Quotes Source

    1. Unique individuals are to be educated. Education should involve Howard Gardner’s equally valued normally distributed multiple intelligences.

    “Education is no substitute for intelligence.” Frank Herbert

    2. Interpersonal skills enhance success. Interpersonal Intelligence
    should be stressed by educators.

    3. Success is always better than failure. Grades should be replaced with improvement attained. The most important thing about education is appetite. Winston Churchill

    4. Reading enjoyment is primary to success. Students determine1 what they read and level of material is determined by computer.
    5. Equal does not mean the same. Unique treatment of individuals is essential. “Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self- confidence.”
    Robert Frost
    6. Different learning skill levels result in student frustration. Some skill variation like memory may be physical while others like attention span may change with maturity.
    7. People possessing the characteristics needed for success migrate to areas requiring their skills.
    Each geographic student cohort is unique.

    “Recent graduates should go where the jobs are ” M. Moroney

    8. Learning efficiency varies and decreases after x
    hours for most students and it can become negative.
    One school calendar does not fit all.

    “Delivering literacy–even on the high level appropriate to a knowledge society–will be an easier task than giving students the capacity and the knowledge to keep on learning, and the desire to do it.”… “All it requires is to make learners achieve. All it requires is to focus on the strengths and talents of learners so that they excel in whatever it is they do well.” ” But schools do not do it. They focus instead on a learner’s weaknesses.”
    Peter Drucker
    9. Intelligence bias exists for all multiple choice
    and true/false test. Give learner a tool for communicating,
    a very general direction and see what happens.
    10. Students are equally important.
    Individualized Curriculums designed as a student progresses is desired.

    1Students go to their reading computer which depicts x options that
    are all at the same reading level. They choose Jack and Jill went to…
    and are given choices like ball game, dance, rodeo, movie… Once students
    begin the computer takes over and adjusts the reading level and direction
    for each student based on what they want to read, how fast they read
    and how well they answer a few very easy questions. This is not an IQ test.
    There is no hurry as the only that can’t read well enough to continue require
    much assistance. This represents the need for special personal attention.
    A 6th grade reading level at HS graduation is OK if student desire means
    they continue reading.

  2. Mandy Honeyman says:

    Links to old Innovating Pedagogy reports appear to be broken.

  3. mashayekh says:

    In our connected and complex world,with growing digital divide,IBE initiative to publish, The Innovative Pedagogy Report 2014,could help those responsible scholars and citizens, to claim for effective learning, towards building a sustainable knowledge society.It is worth to be translated in national languages.

  4. Adam says:

    Very useful – thanks

  5. GemPundit says:

    Yes, link is working.Downloaded and read. Useful insights.

  6. admin says:

    I apologise for the temporary broken link. The link is now working.

  7. admin says:

    Welcome to the website for the Innovating Pedagogy reports from The Open University. Please add your comment and responses, to the report as a whole, or to one or more themes.

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