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NZ e-Learning pedagogy: Developing a New Zealand e-Learning pedagogy

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Started by Nathaniel Louwrens 17 Sep 2014 1:45pm () Replies (1)

This is the third in a series of 3 discussions focusing on a New Zealand e-Learning pedagogy.

  1. What does a New Zealand student in 2014 look like?

  2. What does a New Zealand teacher in 2014 and beyond need to look like?

  3. Can we develop an e-Learning pedagogy or a list of teaching practices that are specific to teaching in New Zealand’s multi-cultural, ever-changing society in 2014 and beyond?

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This third discussion is focused on developing a New Zealand e-Learning pedagogy.

Recap of previous discussions:

Our first discussion asked What does a New Zealand student in 2014 look like?

From this discussion we could see that one size does not fit all:

  • We have a very diverse, multi-cultural society. Janet McQueen highlighted that “One in every four New Zealanders (25.2 per cent) on Census day was born overseas.” This brings about challenges including a growing number of students who do not speak English.

  • Children develop and learn at different rates. MeganCroll1 suggested that the parent-child relationship may have an impact on self-direction in learning.

  • LEAST highlight that students can appoint champions amongst themselves to which they can go and get help.


Our second discussion asked What does a New Zealand teacher in 2014 and beyond need to look like?

  • Rebecca suggested that what makes a teacher successful hasn’t changed much however “sometimes it feels like we need to be superwoman or superman!” She says that teachers need to be digitally literate and willing to try new things.

  • Janet McQueen stated that teachers “need to develop quality relationships with each child and connect with their families.” They also need to be motivational and focused on student learning, set high expectations and monitor student progress. Like Rebecca, Janet says that teachers need to be willing to “adjust their teaching”.

  • Tessa Gray shared this image that she picked up from Mark Liddell on Twitter.

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So taking these ideas of what a New Zealand student looks like in 2014 and what a teacher needs to look like in 2014 and beyond, can we start to develop an e-Learning pedagogy or set of teaching practices that are New Zealand specific? Something that will meet the needs of all our diverse learners in our unique society?

What would you put in a New Zealand e-Learning pedagogy? What would make it stand out?


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