Re/membering Pedagogical Spaces

McWilliam, Erica, Sweet, Charlie, & Blythe, Hal (2013) Re/membering Pedagogical Spaces. In Carpenter, Russel G. (Ed.) Cases on Higher Education Spaces: Innovation, Collaboration, and Technology. Information Science Reference (an imprint of IGA Global), Hershey, United States of America, pp. 1-13.

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Educational spaces across the world largely continue to be designed with little variance from the traditional industrial classroom model, and pedagogies seem stuck somewhere between the Sage-on-the-Stage, lecture-dominated paradigm, and the Guide-on-the-Side, in which the instructor acts primarily as an aide watching, encouraging, and monitoring students working on projects individually or in groups. Rather than “reinventing the wheel,” the authors argue for an academic environment based on the British coffee house or French café of the 18th and 19th centuries. Not only should this 21st-century classroom offer an innovative melding of space and technology but also introduce a new pedagogical model. The Meddler-in-the-Middle model repositions the teacher and students as co-facilitators in the creation and use of knowledge in an environment where bodies move seamlessly in and out of collegial collaborations filled with free-to-fail open debate.

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ID Code: 83973
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Pedagogy, Educational spaces, 21st-century classroom, Meddler-in-the-Middle model, collegial collaborations, HERN
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-2673-7.ch001
ISBN: 9781466626737
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > OTHER STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190999) > Studies in the Creative Arts and Writing not elsewhere classified (199999)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 IGI Global
Deposited On: 07 May 2015 02:28
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2015 18:12

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