Creative Classroom, Creative Learning, Digital Pedagogy and Netagogy

Innovating Learning: Key Elements for Developing Creative Classrooms in Europe (Bocconi, Kampylis and Punie, 2012) provides a comprehensive framework on Creative Classrooms and the applications of ICT in formal and informal learning.  There are rich examples supporting the parameters (building blocks) highlighted in the Creative Classroom Model.

Creative Classrooms are innovative learning environments that fully embed the potential of ICT to innovate and modernise learning and teaching practices.

The key dimensions of Creative Classrooms:

– Content and curricula

– Assessment

– Learning practices

– Teaching practices

– Organization

– Leadership and values

– Connectedness

– Infrastructure

This relates closely to my suggested Netagogy:

Netagogy is the study of netwok and internet-based learning.

The notion is an expansion and interpretation of Connectivismheutagogy and andragogy.  It is the process of engaging learners with the structure of learning experience in personal, social, international networks, and internet.

Netagogy places emphasis on learning how to learn, with multiple loop learning, personal, social, global and nebulous learning opportunities, a multi-purpose and non-linear complex and emergent process.  A multi-learner interaction coupled with self-directed Netagogy requires that educational and learning initiatives include the innovative and improvement practice of network and internet-based learning and technological skills, as well as learning experience on the multi-faceted perspectives and interpretations on various subject domains in the networks and internet.  These could include ConnectivismNetworked LearningSocial Media LearningPLE/N(PLENK), Virtual Learning Environment, LMS, Web 2.0, Information and Communication Technology, Mobile Learning and Digital/Online Learning based on a Pedagogy of Abundance.

This Netagogy helps to develop the capability and capacity of both individuals and networks in personal and social learning with affordances: communicating, engaging, interacting, cooperating and collaborating with others, leading changes necessary for transformational learning under a network and internet based learning ecology.

These relate to the report:

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The challenging custom design and pedagogical zones have created a space for differentiated learning and digitalised didactic where students’ laptops are their most important learning tool.

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ICT offers new tools for exploratory learning, such as online access to remote laboratories.

Creative classrooms actively engage learners in producing and generating their own contents (artefacts) in order to nurture creative imagination, innovation attitude and authentic learning.

Creative classrooms could also be based on Creatagogy, where I have elaborated here.

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