HELT 2014 Conference

Promoting Global Literacies through Innovative Technologies in Teacher Education: A Heutagogical Approach


Situated within the context of teaching and learning, this presentation aims to advance scientific knowledge of heutagogy as a means to promote global literacy skills in teacher education programs, examines the development of pre-service teachers through the lens of 21st century literacy skills, and integrates multiple literacies as a means of further developing pre-service teachers’ global competencies and 21st century skills while designing innovative online activities with limited resources and equipment in global education contexts.


Promoting Global Literacies through Innovative Technologies in Teacher Education: A Heutagogical Approach

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Situated within the context of teaching and learning, this presentation aims to advance scientific knowledge of heutagogy as a means to promote global literacy skills in teacher education programs, examines the development of pre-service teachers through the lens of 21st century literacy skills, and integrates multiple literacies as a means of further developing pre-service teachers’ global competencies and 21st century skills while designing innovative online activities with limited resources and equipment in global education contexts.

Presentation will a) introduce the role of multiple literacies (e.g. information, technology, geography, media literacy) in developing global competencies and 21st century skills among pre-services teachers; b) showcase pre-service teachers’ Universal Design of Learning (UDL) model lessons across content areas (e.g. math, geography, cultural studies, physical education, and World Languages) in P-12 curriculum; and c) demonstrate creative strategies and possibilities for engaging pre-service teachers in project based global literacy activities integrating new technologies.

Participants will:
  • argue the challenges and advantages of inverted (flipped classroom) curriculum across subject fields,
  • outline the use of new technologies such as voicethread, geocaching, google earth, educational apps and games in an instructional context,
  • explore lesson plans, assessment tools, and curriculum guides that incorporate 21st century literacy skills, and innovative technologies across grades and subjects in global education that promotes “heutagogical approach” in teacher education.
The presentation explores three key topics in order to examine the educational experiences of the pre-service teachers: the wide range of meanings they associate with global education and the role of new technologies in P12 education; the impact of developing transdisciplinary curriculum projects on pre-service teachers’ 21st century skills; and the ways in which the participants respond to globally connected classrooms.
This presentation is for teacher candidates, teacher educators, P12 educators, parents, media specialists, and administrators who seek innovative strategies and tools for integrating 21st century literacies and innovative technologies in globally connected curriculum.


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Resources

Canning, N. (2010) Playing with heutagogy: exploring strategies to empower mature learners in higher education, Journal of Further and Higher Education, 34:1, 59-71, DOI: 10.1080/03098770903477102 Link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03098770903477102

Canning, N. & Callan, S. (2010) Heutagogy: spirals of reflection to empower learners in higher education, Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives, 11:1, 71-82, DOI: 10.1080/14623940903500069 Link to this article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14623940903500069