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Subject-Specific ideas for e-learning

Page history last edited by Helen Walmsley 10 years, 6 months ago

 Subject Specific ideas for E-learning

 

This page is based on Donald's work (Donald (2002) Learning to Think: Disciplinary Perspectives, San Francisco, Jossey-Bass)

 

See this article for a summary: Instructional design and eLearning: A discussion of pedagogical content knowledge as a missing construct, Heather Kanuka, 2007 in e-Journal of Instructional Science and Technology (e-JIST) http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/e-jist/docs/vol9_no2/papers/full_papers/kanuka.pdf

 

Please edit to add your own ideas - and add your details at the bottom of the page. Email Helen Walmsley h.walmsley@staffs.ac.uk for the password

 

Table 1. Differences in thinking and validation processes between disciplines

 

 

Subject

Descriptors of thinking

Examples of thinking

Examples of learning activities

Optimal Instruction

Ideas for E-learning

Physics

Problem solving

Analysis

Synthesis

Visualization

Deductive logic

Experimentation

Scientific explanation

What if?

Working groups

Wrap-up discussions

Active testing

Collaborative

Debate of findings

Active learning
Interactive engagement
Touchstone problems
Model strategies
Peer instruction

Create e-resource
Online collaboration
Online discussion

Engineering

Problem solving

Design

Mathematical modeling of physical systems

Problem solving where all the needed information is not known

Using procedural knowledge

Student centres

Project work

Workshop courses

Self assessment

Open ended projects

Computer-assisted learning
Co-operative learning
Competency-based grading
Workshops on learning skills
Online collaboration
Online discussion

Chemistry

Deductive and inductive problem solving

Transforming a non-routine problem

Guided inquiry

Lecture and lab

Content reduction

Microscopic representation of problems

Concept maps

Structured cooperative learning

Quizzes

Concept mapping for relationships between concepts
Conceptual problem-solving sessions
Structured cooperative groups
Create e-resource
Online collaboration
Online discussion

Biology

Inductive

Phenomenological

Inferential

Use of powerful metaphors

Varied consequences of various hypotheses

Regulatory networks

Integrating principles that make learning meaningful

Problem based learning

Community of learners

Problem-based learning
Global organizing themes
Concept mapping
Create e-resource
Online collaboration
Online discussion

Psychology

Sceptical investigation

Experimental techniques

Understanding oneself

Analytic reasoning

Writing reports

Evaluating previous research

Identifying problems to be investigated

Question assumptions in an argument

Meta-principles

Global concepts

Gradual introduction

Script for doing research

Applying science to human experience
Problem solving
Organising conceptual frameworks
Create e-resource
Online collaboration
Online discussion

Law

Thinking like a lawyer

Solving puzzles

Analysis using syllogism and analogy

Factual investigation

Analyze facts

Factual nuances

Conclusions in light of doctrines

Case studies

Modeling through simulations

Open to a variety of opinions and values
Teams working on case studies
Joint venture exercise
Computer exercises
Case study
Online discussion
Online collaboration

Education

Pedagogical reasoning

Expert processes

Transforming text

Evaluating

Reflecting

Analogies or metaphors

Specific problem solving

Active questioning of beliefs

Long-term process

Interviewing

Interviewing or following a learner
Constructivist framework
apprenticeship
Case study
Online discussion
Online collaboration

English literature

Hermeneutics

Interpretation

Literary analysis-criticism

Imagination

Rhetoric

Close reading

Taking meaning from text

Bridging gaps and integrating textual elements

Analysing the organising principle that unifies a work

Legitimate text

Demonstrating effectiveness of competing theories

Imagining

Training in sensibility

Reengaging in controversies
Semester devoted to analysis of inquiry processes
Online discussion
Online collaboration
Create e-resource

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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