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The pedagogy of blended learning

5 minute video (talking head, overlays and teaching practice) delivered by Neil.

In this video Neil introduces blended learning and defines some of the pedagogical theories and teaching approaches which underpin it. Whilst most participants on this course are likely to be practitioners with a focus on delivering teaching, it is useful to spend a little time on the theories which underlie your pedagogical approaches.

Neil has chosen to focus on introducing the following pedagogical theories and teaching approaches: constructivism, social constructivism and problem-based learning. These are defined in this video, and then exemplified in the case studies from practitioners using blended learning approaches to support their learners. For more information about pedagogical theories and teaching approaches commonly used to support technology enhanced learning, you can read a comprehensive literature review on the subject. This article includes discussion of other pedagogic theories such as behaviourism and cognitivist approaches.

The case studies focus on the pedagogy of curriculum design and teaching approach and clearly demonstrate the practices described from an educator and learner perspective.

Have your say:

Reflecting on one of the case studies highlighted in the video, describe how it might be beneficial in your context. Then take the time to read a contribution from another participant and comment on their idea.

If any of these case studies relate to your practice take the time to view the full length videos in the See Also section below.

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