Learning to Teach online

Cristina Costa, Apr 09, 2013
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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A really good point in a nutshell: "If we believe that learning is anchored in engagement, then we really need to design for engagement. I think this is where creating learning contexts becomes key. I think that the role of the teacher is to create challenges that encourage learners to take responsibility for their learning because that activity becomes enjoyable, appeals to them, they can identify themselves with. Hence, it becomes fun. It is not a hahaha fun, but rather a I am hooked to it kind of fun!" The six-minute video was posted in 2011 by the College of Fine Arts at UNSW.

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