Course Summary

82.288 Everyday Learning:
Designing learning experiences in times of unrest and uncertainty

Short Title: EVDLRN, EDCM


Could you make complex ideas accessible and engaging to learners everywhere? Could you use what you know to make society better, teach as an agent of social change? In these times of Covid-19, many people have used learning to stay connected with friends and communities, leading to a groundswell in teaching and learning online.

In this course, you will develop learning experiences using a variety of instructional methods in a range of contexts. Underpinning our work with ideas from philosophers and educators, we will explore the democratization of education in a post-Covid world and consider a shifting educational landscape inspired by the Black Lives Matter protests.

We will look at the response from museums, libraries, cinemas, and civic spaces to better meet the diverse needs of learners in their communities. For our assessed projects, we will design and produce learning activity packs, paired with instructional videos, animation, audio content, worksheets, talks, paper-based instructional materials.

This is a 6-unit course

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Course Profile:

Course Profile as of July 2020

Key Topics:

Learning design, Community Education, Activist Education, Digital Storytelling, Funding, Data Analytics, Social Media, Teaching, Social Constructivist Theory, interdisciplinary learning.

Prerequisite Knowledge:

There are no prerequisites.

Course Relevance:

This course would apply to students with an interest in sharing knowledge and expertise with young people, community groups, and everywhere. Would suit METALS students and students in HCI exploring the design of teaching and learning.

Course Goals:

Creating learning experiences in a variety of settings and social contexts.
Acquiring content creation skills including digital media, design, and writing

Assessment Structure:

Agreed Independent teaching and learning practical creation and design project, supported with contextual statements.


Supported by Global Languages & Cultures Room

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