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The Pedagogy of FutureLearn: How our learners learn

By Mike Sharples, formerly Lead Academic at FutureLearn 

FutureLearn has been designed to support a pedagogy of social learning. This booklet sets out to explain why we chose this approach, and what it means for the way we create our courses and how people learn on the FutureLearn platform.

Download the FutureLearn pedagogy white paper booklet to discover what is pedagogy, the science of learning, and our FutureLearn pedagogy, and take a look at what learning looks like at massive scale, and exactly, how it works, and finally hear our thoughts about the future of learning.

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We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.

We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
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