pedagogy.ir (founded on July 2005 in Tehran, Iran), as an Open Educational Resources (OER) initiative, is an independent knowledge based expert network towards lifelong learning in knowledge society. pedagogy.ir's conceptual model is developed around two fundamental and interrelated concepts: learning performance and learning environments.
It is assumed that, for any effective teaching-learning activity, first, learning performance is defined as ENDS within the Global vision. Then learning environment, accordingly, is designed, developed, and mobilized as MEANS towards the ends. Within this holistic approach to learning, integration of pedagogy and technology is highlighted with demonstration of technology powered learning.
pedagogy.ir's portal is designed to represent, first, the global vision, as the big scenario in which learning paradigms, as theoretical underpinnings of pedagogy are matched with the Bloom's revised taxonomy. Then, learning performance according to the global vision, highlights denominated, key skills and competencies for the 21st. Century. Learning environments according to the global vision, highlights potential synergy between pedagogy and technology in practice. The main role of this portal is scaffolding towards capacity building and assisting educational actors, policymakers, academics and lifelong learners to develop an understanding beyond their immediate grasp of pedagogy and technology in emerging knowledge society. Therefore, the role of teaching learning approaches, networks, museums, libraries, archives, towards sustainable development and lifelong learning are focused.
Lifelong learning is “all learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competences, within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective”. Various research, evaluation methods and indicators based on the global vision, are presented for measuring and improving learning performance. Towards this aim, to ensure meaningful learning, it is essential that we place pedagogy above technology.
We believe: "knowledge is power and power is knowledge as far as it is shared". Within this scenario, selected expert networks, resources and tools are provided.
Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives (*) [ترجه فارسی]
Adapted from A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. Lorin W. Anderson, David R. Krathwohl; et al. 2001 Addison Wesley Longman. Cited in: Models - Instructional Design The Taxonomy Table - Faculty Resources - OSU Extended Campus - Oregon State Universiy [link]
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