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Teaching and Learning Strategies of Smart Pedagogy

SMART CLASSROOM PEDAGOGY


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WHY SMART CLASSROOMS?


PEDAGOGY LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES LEARNING SPACES

THREE SIDES OF THE SAME TRIANGLE


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STUDENT LEARNING
PEDAGOGY

LEARNING SPACES

LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES

THE LAST 30 YEARS


PEDAGOGY (the art of teaching) LEARNING SPACES (classrooms); and LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES (smart classrooms)

HAVE DRAMATICALLY CHANGED AND AFFECT THE WAY WE LEARN AND TEACH
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PEDAGOGY
SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH HAS DEMONSTRATED THAT

more effective ways to facilitate learning than traditional teaching lecturing


INSTEAD FOCUS ON

students learn by doing


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LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES
1977 (28 years ago) Apple & Tandy computers Average age of current students: 22/24 years For our students computers have always existed

LEARNING SPACES
REFLECT CHANGES IN PEDAGOGY AND LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES AWAY FROM LECTURE THEATRES TOWARDS SEMINAR ROOMS; AND FELXIBLE FORMATS

EXPECTATIONS
students and their parents who pay for their education, expect classrooms to perform and look more like professional business environments
Robert Lucletti

Smart pedagogy
Near term: implement Berkeley lowerdivision CS curriculum at U.C. Merced Longer term: implement and evaluate innovations in engineering education enabled by technology

Features of CS curriculum
Almost all courses involve projects. Course content is cumulative. Students often work in groups. Assessments are often qualitative.

Technology can help with


Explicit linking and rationale for course components Tighter integration of explanations, animations, exercises, projects, assessments Support for group work and online discussions Support for reflection and higher-level problem solving