Up until now, we’ve mostly been discovering open education resources and tools and thinking about how we can apply them in our teaching. But one area of open education – sometimes referred to as open pedagogy – takes this a step further and applies concepts of openness to student activities.
In this challenge, you will explore 3 examples of open pedagogy.
Although there are many open pedagogy examples scattered around the internet, here are two open textbook resources that are a good starting point for learning more about open pedagogy and what it looks like:
- Visit the following sites:
- Go to this example of how a psychology professor engaged his students in an exam question writing activity. This link has a Hypothesis layer that allows you to annotate and see annotations of others.We will learn more about Hypothesis in our next challenge.
- Go to this example of how medical students gained research and writing skills by improving wikipedia articles. This link has a Hypothesis layer that allows you to annotate and see annotations of others.We will learn more about Hypothesis in our next challenge.
- Go to this example to read about how students worked with local community to gather artefacts and stories around the history of Northern BC canneries and then visit the UNBC History 493 course site, paying attention to the Student Research Project section.
2. Reflect on how openness has been applied to these activities and what that changes for the teaching and learning experience. Share your thoughts in the comments section for this post.