EDPROF 702 - The Twenty-first Century Classroom/Centre

Course code
The Twenty-first Century Classroom/Centre
Delivery modes
Online Scheduled Sessions
Course director

Graham McPhail

Course description

Examines the opportunities and challenges of teaching and learning in twenty-first century classrooms and centres. Addresses superdiversity that is increasingly characteristic of schools and centres, the impact and use of digital pedagogies, innovative learning environments and formal inquiry-based teaching practices. Draws on world leading research and development work carried out with teachers in authentic learning contexts and considers, in particular, the question of what works best for whom and in what circumstances?

Course overview

Designed primarily for practising teachers in both school and early childhood settings, this course aims to establish a community of learning where practitioners examine and reflect on the demands on practice brought about by the ideas often called 'twenty-first century learning' or 'future focused learning'.

Participants will be able to unpack these ideas in relation to your own practice. You will explore research with local academics who have international links to key thinkers in the field.
The course includes six face-to-face sessions comprising of provocations and workshops, which will be run on Saturdays and supported with on-line interactions and discussions. Each provocation will introduce the key implications for teacher practice from current twenty-first century ideas and critique these ideas. The workshops that follow will involve you in a collaborative exploration of the provocation via discussion with faculty experts and the wider cohort.

This course is a compulsory part of the Master of Education Practice if you choose to complete the practice project pathway. It may also be taken as an elective for a range of postgraduate programmes subject to approval. 

Delivery mode

This course is a hybrid course, which means that the course is taught simultaneously in two modes of delivery. The first mode of delivery is a blended course: you will have some compulsory in-class sessions on the Epsom campus and complete the rest of the course online. The second mode of delivery is a fully online course: you will join the compulsory on-campus sessions remotely using a video-conference function, and complete the rest of the course online. When you enrol you will be able to select your choice of delivery mode.

Course Coordinators

Esther Fitzpatrick

Currently scheduled classes

2020 Epsom (Semester 1): Online, with in-class on campus sessions on Saturdays 7 March, 21 March, 4 April, 16 May, 23 May and 6 June from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
2020 Online (Semester 1): Online, with scheduled online class sessions on Saturdays 7 March, 21 March, 4 April, 16 May, 23 May and 6 June from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

Take this course

This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:

Ministry of Education course subsidies

Primary and Intermediate teachers may be eligible for a Ministry of Education fees subsidy for this course. Click here for more information.

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