||Professor John Loughran
Wednesday, 29 August 2012|
||Clayton TLS110/6; Caulfield H7.82; Peninsula A2.34; Gippsland 2S.120; Berwick 189.
This seminar is part of the Innovation in Education series and is designed to examine alternative perspectives on taken-for-granted aspects of teaching. The seminar will explore: the importance of differentiating between reflecting on practice and rationalizing existing behaviours; the notion of experimenting with practice; and ways of researching (and learning) about changes in pedagogy by paying more attention to students’ views. The ideas presented in the seminar hinge on the need for teachers to be comfortable with uncertainty and to genuinely strive to make pedagogical purposes clear from both a teaching and learning perspective. Ways of articulating teaching and learning as a consequence of better understanding students’ views on their experiences will be a major focus of this seminar.
Professor John Loughran is the Foundation Chair, Curriculum & Pedagogy in the Faculty of Education and his research has been in (science) teaching, learning and teacher education.