Teacher development in Massive Open Online Courses - Evaluating reflective practice in a sustainability MOOC
Paper in proceedings, 2017

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) appear particularly relevant in education for sustainability. Teachers need to critically reflect on their teaching to develop as teachers and improve student learning, but the MOOC related literature has paid little attention to teacher development. In this paper, we apply and evaluate a framework for teacher development – Brookfield's critically reflective practitioner – in a MOOC context. We present a case study of two teachers who developed and delivered the Sustainability in Everyday Life MOOC. We analyse how they used Brookfield’s four reflective lenses: the autobiographical lens, the student lens, the peer lens, and the scholarship lens. While all four lenses contributed to the reflection process, they were insufficient in a MOOC context. Additional and important reflective lenses include the perspectives of the organisational leadership, the public and media as well as learning analytics. We discuss the implications of those additional lenses in the MOOC context, but they could be relevant for modern higher education in general.

reflective lenses

critically reflective practitioner

sustainability

teacher development

E-learning

Massive open online course (MOOC)

Author

Christian Stöhr

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Anna Nyström Claesson

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Mathias Janssen

Chalmers, Energy and Environment, Environmental Systems Analysis

Tom Adawi

Chalmers, Applied Information Technology (Chalmers), Engineering Education Research - EER (Chalmers)

Proceedings of the 45th SEFI Annual Conference 2017

Vol. 45 755-762

Carbon Based Smart Systems for Wireless Applications (NANO RF)

European Commission (FP7), 2012-09-01 -- 2015-08-31.

Areas of Advance

Information and Communication Technology

Subject Categories

Educational Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Learning and teaching

Pedagogical work

ISBN

978-989-98875-7-2

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Created

10/7/2017