Collaborative e-Learning/Assignment Task Design in Teacher Education: Aligning 21st Century Philosophy and Pedagogy
The Catholic Education Office of WA
Faculty of Education and Arts
School of Education / Fogarty Learning Centre
The paper acts as a primer for the principles of hybrid e-Iearning/assessment task design by presenting the conceptualisation and implementation of 21st century learning theory for an adult learning environment. It makes reference to the culture wars in education and points to the need for flexible, student-centred learning design to assist teacher education students' development of 'employability skills' such as critical thinking, problem solving and collaborative decision-making. Moreover, it makes explicit the alignment between the task design features and constructivist and connectivist learning theory. The provision of an illustrative inductive example has the potential for easy adoption and integration into K-12 education contexts.