Assignment 1.2. The “ideal” teacher for open learning

  • Build groups of 4 people.
  • Elaborate five teacher characteristics / requirements for ensuring student empowerment in comparison to the “traditional” image of a teacher standing in front of a class. Think of aspects such as self-paced online learning, etc. 
  • Note your key findings, share them with the entire class, and sketch the “ideal” teacher for open learning!

Reflection question

  • “Learn how to learn” – what does it mean in the context of open learning?
  • What is the difference between intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and which one is more important from your practical experience?
  • What are the reasons for applying “surface learning” given its disadvantages compared to “deep learning”?

Further readings

Amit, Miriam, and Michael N. Fried. "Authority and authority relations in mathematics education: A view from an 8th grade classroom." Educational Studies in Mathematics 58, no. 2 (2005): 145-168. [interesting reading on authorities in education]

Ryan, Richard M., and Deci, Edward L. “Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivations: Classic Definitions and New Directions” Contemporary Educational Psychology 25, 54–67 (2000) [one of the standard references dealing with extrinsic and intrinsic motivation] [Great book (OER) on how to motivate online learners]