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3rd Edition

Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age
Principles and Practices of Design

ISBN 9780815369257
Published June 25, 2019 by Routledge
316 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age examines contemporary issues in the design and delivery of effective learning through a critical discussion of the theoretical and professional perspectives informing current digital education practice. This third edition has been thoroughly revised to address socio-cultural approaches, learning analytics, curriculum change, and key theoretical developments from education sciences. Illustrated by case studies across disciplines and continents for a diversity of researchers, practitioners, and lecturers, the book is an essential guide to learning technologies that is pedagogically sound, learner-focused, and accessible.

Table of Contents

An introduction to rethinking pedagogy PART ONE: Theories and principles  1. Learning theory and the new science of learning  2. Learning activities and activity systems  3. The analysis of complex learning environments  4. A view from social science: foundational issues for design  5. The Community of Inquiry theoretical framework: designing collaborative online and blended learning  PART TWO: Practices  6. Learning designs as a stimulus and support for teachers’ design practices  7. The challenge of teachers’ design practice  8. Designing for learning within an organisational context  9. Open education: design and policy considerations  10. Frameworks to guide practice  PART THREE: Influences and futures  11. Design principles for learning with mobile devices  12. Designs for professional learning  13. Datafication of education: a critical approach to emerging analytics technologies and practices  14. Student as producer is hacking the university  PART FOUR: Resources

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Helen Beetham is an independent researcher, writer and adviser on issues in digital learning. She is a long-standing consultant to Jisc (UK) and has worked with a number of global universities on their digital education strategies.

Rhona Sharpe is Professor and Head of the Department of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Surrey and Associate Lecturer for the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University, UK.


"This book draws on past knowledge and experience about teaching and learning, sets it within the current context of a digital age, and provides theory and practices that will enable us to prepare better our students for the future."

Tony Bates, Distinguished Visiting Professor, The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, Canada, from the Foreword