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Toward an Open Empowered Learning Model of pedagogy in higher education


Smyth, R and Bossu, C and Stagg, A, Toward an Open Empowered Learning Model of pedagogy in higher education, Open Learning and Formal Credentialing in Higher Education: Curriculum Models and Institutional Policies, IGI Global, S Reushle, A Antonio and M Keppell (ed), Hershey, PA, USA, pp. 205-222. ISBN 9781466688568 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8856-8.ch011


This chapter will explore some of the emerging trends in higher education worldwide brought by opening up education, including Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Educational Practices (OEP) and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). These trends are transforming and challenging the traditional values and structures of universities, including curriculum design, pedagogies, and approaches to recognise and accredit learning assisted by OEP. We will also reflect on ways in which OEP, open ecosystems and the recognition of open learning experiences can further support learners, educators and educational institutions. In doing so, we will revise and re-work a Learner Centred Model (Smyth, 2011) to incorporate some of the current transformation brought by openness. The revised model, called Open Empowered Learning Model, will prompt discussion on alternative ways in which learners, educators and educational institutions could take full advantage of these new trends.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:Open Educational Practices, OEP in higher education, open education, open pedagogy, open learning, open ecosystems, Open-Learner-Empowered Model, open credentialisation, recognition of open learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Higher education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Schools and learning environments
Objective Field:Policies and development
UTAS Author:Bossu, C (Dr Carina Bossu)
ID Code:101338
Year Published:2016 (online first 2015)
Deposited By:Curriculum and Academic Development
Deposited On:2015-06-18
Last Modified:2018-03-28

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