Open Pedagogy in the Classroom
Some ideas for applying open pedagogy in the classroom, as discussed by participants at the March 2021 Open Pedagogy Workshop.
- OER textbooks – great for access and saving students’ money and for creating material that hasn’t been produced by commercial publishers.
- Collaboratively written textbooks – especially with constantly changing disciplines like the sciences, the students could read journal articles and contribute to a knowledge database that is always growing and changing
- Language learning – have students work on translations (for example, stories in French) that are then reviewed by their peers
- Critique – students use annotation software (e.g. Hypothes.is) to analyze documents (for example, health information, fake news articles)
- Integrating multiple years in a program (for example, upper level students write case studies for use by lower level students)
- Assignment design (for example, students design assignments that could be used by other students going forward)
- Connect open to the curriculum (for example, in professional communication where the goal is public communication, help students shift from thinking about writing as only for a grade to how they communicate to an outside audience)