Orchestrating 21st century learning in higher education: A perspective on student voice

Raija Hämäläinen, Carita Kiili, Blaine E. Smith

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For universities to meet the 21st-century learning needs of today's students, it is important they allow students to take an active role in developing pedagogy and sharing their perspective. This paper introduces design-based research aiming to develop a pedagogic approach to support technology-enhanced learning practices at the university level with the focus on teacher orchestration of learning activities and student voice. Drawing from the perspectives of teachers and students who participated in a course focused on learning and 21st-century competencies, four main elements indicating student voice and technology-enhanced pedagogy are presented: increased interaction among university communities, teacher orchestration, technology and collaborative learning. Enabling and hindering factors related to student voice are presented for each element.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1118
Number of pages13
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes

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  • Education


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