Developing innovation in Teaching and Learning. Developing innovation in Teaching and Learning. A very introductory presentation by. Dr Peter Hill Learning and Teaching Unit University of South Australia. Developing innovation in Teaching and Learning. Massification Globalisation
A very introductory presentation
The context of the 21st Century University
If we care about the intellectual role and future of the university, as about student learning, then our response will not be resignation but a creative approach:
“To innovate is not to reform” (Encarta)
“Innovation is understood as either a ‘first’ or ‘second’ generation concept, and refers to an idea, product, process or service that adds value, is useful or transforms current practice in the context to which it is applied. ‘First-generation innovators’ are those who do or create something new or different. ‘Second-generation innovators’ are those who take an innovation from one context and replicate, adapt or transform it for use within a new context”(Definitions, UniSA Learning and Teaching Grants)
What encourages academics to innovate? and Learning
Context and Learning
Successful innovators understand the context in which they work.
“People need to engage with their specific context. When that happens, something new emerges... New ideas are important because they stimulate you. But not everyone is going to do the same thing. Innovation takes place in the context of a
project. So the most important thing when it comes to
innovation is engagement with a particular context
(of the institution, the teacher and the student)”.
Contextual issues and Learning
Innovation means taking risks, and often overcoming obstacles, such as:
Looking at the handout
What challenges do you recognise?
What innovative solutions have you adopted?
Innovation requires evaluation and Learning
“Dissemination involves more than the distribution of information or making it available in some way. Dissemination also implies that some action has been taken to embed and upscale the project outcomes within the immediate context (e.g. the discipline, School or University), and/or to replicate or transform and embed an innovation in a new context.”
(Definitions, UniSA Learning and Teaching Grants)
Swap shop and Learning