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Open Pedagogy is engaging students to create their own information rather than giving them the information. I would like my students to become more independent in their learning strategies but I still struggle to fine the happy medium or the correct ways of doing that. I would like them to be more independent in their learning but I worry that I will loss them. This video gave me clues on how to begin this task. I hope by the finish of this class I will be able to create some part of my class that works for Open Pedagogy.
My students are aspiring graphic designer, animators, art directors etc.
Some ways I try to “open education” are:
1. We have a difficult textbook on Digital Media so I ask students to find articles related to subjects that we will be discussing in the next class. They write a short review of the article. This semester I will ask them to share them with the class on the Discussion Board on Blackboard. I also break the chapters down for them but perhaps they can add to the PowerPoint presentations.
2. I have always allowed time for student critiques where students come to the professors computer and overhead projector and showed the class their work. I found that students again shared their expertise vs mine in creating and completing their projects. At first students were reluctant to do this but by the time we are halfway through the semester they are asking me if they could show their work because they were looking for the support of their classmates and I guess mine too.
You asked about a song, all I could think about is Pink Floyd, ” Another Brick in the Wall.”
Ah, Thelma–I teach media literacy and there’s a difficult textbook–Practices of Looking–but just as you say here, it seems to connect with the students–just one picture from the book spoke so strongly with one student that he used it as a jumping off point to do a whole presentation about how different viewers see works of art. Students get involved and show the class new ways of looking.