3rd Edition

Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age Principles and Practices of Design

Edited By Helen Beetham, Rhona Sharpe Copyright 2020
    316 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    316 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    An introduction to rethinking pedagogy

    Helen Beetham and Rhona Sharpe


    Theories and principles

    1. Learning theory and the new science of learning

    Terry Mayes

    2. Learning activities and activity systems

    Helen Beetham

    3. The analysis of complex learning environments

    Peter Goodyear and Lucila Carvalho

    4. A view from social science: foundational issues for design

    Chris Jones

    5. The Community of Inquiry theoretical framework: designing collaborative online and blended learning

    Martha Cleveland-Innes



    6. Learning designs as a stimulus and support for teachers’ design practices

    Shirley Agostinho, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Jennifer Jones and Barry Harper

    7. The challenge of teachers’ design practice

    Liz Masterman

    8. Designing for learning within an organisational context

    Rhona Sharpe and Alejandro Armellini

    9. Open education: design and policy considerations

    Catherine Cronin

    10. Frameworks to guide practice

    Gráinne Conole


    Influences and futures

    11. Design principles for learning with mobile devices

    Agnes Kukulska-Hulme and John Traxler

    12. Designs for professional learning

    Rachel H. Ellaway

    13. Datafication of education: a critical approach to emerging analytics technologies and practices

    Ben Williamson

    14. Student as producer is hacking the university

    Joss Winn and Dean Lockwood




    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