Diana Laurillard – Teaching as a Design Science: developing reliable knowledge of learning

This post is from a NetworkEd: Technology in Education seminar organised by LSE’s Centre for Learning Technology (CLT) which took place on Wednesday 10th October 2012

Teaching is changing. It is no longer simply about passing on knowledge to the next generation. Teachers in the 21st century, in all educational sectors, have to cope with an ever-changing cultural and technological environment. Teaching is now a design science, and teachers have to work out creative and evidence-based ways of improving what they do.

This seminar explains the findings from a recent ESRC-EPSRC research project to show how the right learning design tools could help the professional teaching community develop reliable knowledge of how best to deploy whatever new kinds of digital technology become available.

Diana Laurillard is Professor of Learning with Digital Technologies at the IoE. Her current research is in two related areas: Teaching/Learning Design tools for teachers and Digital interventions for low numeracy and dyscalculia. She was the Head of the eLearning Strategy Unit athe the Dept of Education and Skills. Her most recent book is “Teaching as a Design Science” (2012).

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