At the nexus of learning and innovation
Nov
09
November 9, 1:00 pm
Where

1.00pm-4.00pm, Education Secondary Maths Room 418, Education Building A35

Joint workshop with Allison Littlejohn and David Shaffer on "Professional knowledge, skills and identity"

Where

1.00pm-4.00pm, Education Secondary Maths Room 418, Education Building A35

Join us on Thursday 9th November 2017 when CRLI presents a joint workshop with Allison Littlejohn and David Shaffer on "Professional knowledge, skills and identity". Registration is free but essential as places are limited.  

Allison will present on and then guide a short ‘Design focused’ workshop where people will experiment with designs. Allison will present two frameworks for design; one is a ‘charting’ framework that allows the design of authentic tasks based on knowledge creation and sharing, and the other framework is Integrative Pedagogy, created by Paiivi Tynjala at Jyväskylä University. This framework emphasises the need to mix different ways of learning to facilitate the development of different types of knowledge.

After Allison, David will present on and then guide a short workshop on Virtual internships are Massively Adaptive Complex Realistic Online Simulations with Interactive Mentoring (MACROSIMS): web-based simulations that help students learn to think like scientists, scholars, artists, and workers in the real world do. In a virtual internship, students work in teams on challenging real-world problems that require innovative solutions. In these simulations, they have a chance to conduct research, interview clients, develop and test prototypes, and work with their peers while exploring what it means to weigh the scientific, technical, economic, social, and ethical issues they will face when they finish school. The Virtual Internship platform incorporates a state-of-the-art authoring tool that lets users customize existing internships or create their own. Learn how Virtual Internships could help support your students develop their identities as complex and collaborative problem-solvers.

Allison Littlejohn is Professor of Learning Technology at the Institute of Educational Technology and Academic Director of Learning and Teaching at the Open University, UK. She has worked throughout her career in the area of learning innovation, technology, knowledge creation and academic-business partnerships, and her vision is to bring together ideas from higher education and industry, encouraging cross-sector thinking and working across traditional boundaries between sectors and disciplines to transform the ways professionals learn.

David Williamson Shaffer is the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Learning Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Obel Foundation Professor of Learning Analytics at the Aalborg University in Copenhagen, and a Data Philosopher at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. He is the author of How Computer Games Help Children Learn (New York: Palsgrave MacMIllan, 2006) and Quantitative Ethnography (Madison, WI: Cathcart Press, 2017).