Educators’ literacy practices associated with research-engaged andragogy contribute significantly to improving learning outcomes
Tara Furlong, Designing Futures Ltd
Recent research findings are strongly indicative that literacies practices associated with research-engaged andragogy improve learning outcomes, and educators’ professional well-being. However, there is often low explicit awareness of the practices engaged in, traditional or digital.
Salient characteristics of the literacies practices relate to reading and talking for ideas and evaluative feedback; talking about learner profiles, contexts and evidence; writing to generate and process ideas, evidence and evaluative feedback. These are emphasised as dialogic processes, and implicate professional learning communities.
This workshop will briefly outline the research base, and explore the findings with participants, who will be scaffolded to critique the findings and implications. Participants will be encouraged to discuss the findings, and reflect on their own practices: traditional and digital; in professional practice and in teaching and learning.