Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age by Louise Starkey is for all those interested in considering the impact of emerging digital technologies on teaching and learning. It explores the concept of a digital age and perspectives of knowledge, pedagogy, and practice within a digital context. By examining teaching with digital technologies through new learning theories cognizant of the digital age, it aims to both advance thinking and offer strategies for teaching technology-savvy students that will enable meaningful learning experiences. Illustrated throughout with case studies from across the subjects and the age range, key issues considered include:
- How young people create and share knowledge, both in and beyond the classroom, and how current and new pedagogies can support this level of achievement
- The use of complexity theory as a framework with which to explore teaching in the digital age
- The way learning occurs — one-way exchanges, online and face-to-face interactions, within a framework of constructivism, and in communities
- What we mean by “critical thinking,” why it is important in a digital age, and how this can occur in the context of learning
- How students can create knowledge through a variety of teaching and learning activities, and how the knowledge being created can be shared, critiqued, and evaluated.