What are Engaging and Empowering Pedagogies?
Engaging and Empowering Pedagogies is an approach to learning and teaching that encompasses active, authentic and collaborative learning strategies. The purpose of the approach is to build students’ professional capability and confidence and cultivate their ability to learn effectively in work contexts.
The common characteristic of active, authentic and collaborative learning is that they are student-centred strategies that are intentionally designed to engage students in learning. Students are thus empowered to take responsibility for their own learning.
What are some examples of practice?
A starting point for teaching using engaging and empowering pedagogies is helping students see the relevance of what they are being asked to learn. Without the element of relevance students are likely not to engage with the material.
Why are Engaging and Empowering Pedagogies important?
Students become empowered when they are able to monitor their learning and modify their learning strategies accordingly – they can control their role in learning.
Course Design Standards
We foster active, authentic and collaborative approaches to learning to build our students’ professional capability and confidence and cultivate their ability to learn effectively in work contexts.
What digital tools might be useful?
Where could I learn more?
- Getting Started Module: Engaging and Empowering Pedagogies
- Learning Futures. Fact Sheets: Active Learning
- Learning Futures. Fact Sheets: Authentic Learning
- Learning Futures. Fact Sheets: Collaborative Learning
- Learning Futures. Active Learning Design Tool
- Learning Futures. Teaching in the VLE
- Learning Futures. Professional Learning programs and workshops