In this module, we’ve explored different definitions of open pedagogy and some examples of how it is applied in the classroom. We’ve also touched on some considerations, such as risk and privacy, when we ask students to work in the open.
- Open pedagogy is the application of the concepts of open to the practices of teaching and learning. It can involve a blend of strategies, technologies, and networked communities to empower students to have control and ownership over their own learning.
- A common strategy for open pedagogy is to transform traditional course activities so that students are collaborators with instructors and co-creators of knowledge and content. Such work is valuable, especially when it is openly published so other people can find and use it. In doing so, students experience authentic learning opportunities and are closer aligned with the academic mission of the University.
- When engaged in open pedagogy it is important to treat students as we would want to be treated by our peers and collaborators. Students own the copyright in their own work, and should be given the choice whether or not to share or publish it publicly and with an open license. Students should also never be required or compelled to give up any of their privacy in order to complete an assignment.