Brilliant! New Teaching Model Introduced
In a pioneering and historic keynote, internationally renowned educator Diana Laurillard from London, England introduced – – for the first time ever – – a new learning and teaching model for the 21st century. Her keynote was called brilliant by LERN leaders.
“Teaching is not rocket science – – it’s much harder than that,” said Laurillard. That line was one of the top tweeted comments by conference attendees. She should know, her father was a rocket scientist. “It’s much harder to move minds than molecules,” she reported.
Teaching As a Design Science
The new model is based on more student initiative, engagement and activities. It moves teaching from passive information transfer to becoming a design process. The teacher designs an interactive course using six delivery modes.
“Teaching as a design science” was one of the most tweeted phrases of the conference by participants.
The six delivery modes:
While acknowledging that some people will say that teaching is more complicated than that, Laurillard’s response was practical and action oriented. “Simple makes it powerful,” she said, “because you can do something with it.”
“The teacher ideally designs learning sessions that use all these types of learning in the Conversational Framework,” she noted. At this time a number of other teachers and educators are also innovating with new learning and teaching methods. But Laurillard’s ideas form the most comprehensive and action-oriented model introduced to date.
For more information, you can access her keynote slides, which were posted in the LERN conference mobile app afterwards.
LERN will be enacting the new model in several ways:
-Providing details on the new model and more information from Ms. Laurillard.
-Working with LERN member organizations to adopt the new model for the field of lifelong learning.
-Working with our Gen Y members to redesign LERN events, including next year’s annual conference. “The new model will be immediately implemented by LERN,” noted LERN President William A. Draves. “LERN members will see the new model in action very soon.”
“The new model will be immediately implemented by LERN,” noted LERN President William A. Draves. “LERN members will see the new model in action very soon.”