ECT/dolcelab talk: Andreas Lund, University of Oslo, Oct 4 2013 12 noon

Teachers as designers: learning environments and learning trajectories

A talk sponsored by the dolcelab (Lab for Design of Learning, Collaboration & Experience) and the Program in Educational Communication and Technology of NYU's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

Friday, October 4, 2013 12pm-1pm

Room 800 * MAGNET (Media And Games Network)
2 Metrotech Center, 8th Floor
Brooklyn NY 11201

Open to the NYU Community. Please enter via the NYU Poly entrance on Lawrence Street.


Firstly, I will give a brief introduction to the ProTed Center of Excellence in Teacher Education and how learning and teaching in technology rich environments constitutes one of our fundamental challenges. Next, I will approach the notion of design and teachers as designers. Finally, I will discuss how designs involve tasks, tools, activities and assessment, empirically illustrated with our work with wikis and new types of exams. The aim of the talk is to trigger discussions on what is needed in order to align teacher education with the rapid transformation of learning environments and available resources.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Andreas Lund is a Professor at the Department of Teacher Education and School Research, University of Oslo, Norway and director of the ProTed Center of Excellence in Teacher Education. Among his research interests are: teaching and learning in technology rich environments, collective cognition, sociocultural and activity theoretical perspectives, and speech communities and communication change. His current work involves developing an integrated teacher education (five years masters level) where scientific subjects, school subjects, professional expertise, theory and practicum are integrated in order to prepare teachers for working in rapidly transforming distributed as well as co-located environments.

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