This session will explore the potentials of 'situated learning designs' for teacher development. Foremost, it will define and describe the critical attributes of situated learning designs and with the help of a case study, it will explore its affordances for teacher development.The Masters of Arts in Teacher Education -- International (MATE 'I) program of the Open University of Sri Lanka will serve as the case study. The presentation of the case study will be preceded by a general discussion of what comprises teacher development, and why and how it can be served by situated learning designs. The case study itself will comprise a brief description of the MATE ' I program, the reasons for adopting situated learning design in the program and a faculty perspective of the experience of the design and development process. The focus of this will be on the challenges it posed to faculty members and how these were approached and resolved. The session will also include voices of experience so far from the program, which would include lessons learned, opportunities, strengths and limitations of the approach. This would be followed with critical reflections on the approach including any unanswered questions from one of the panelists, and then queries and questions from participants in the session.
|Title of host publication||Achieving Development Goals|
|Subtitle of host publication||Innovation, Learning, Collaboration and Foundations. The 4th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning 2006|
|Place of Publication||Jamaica|
|Publisher||Commonwealth of Learning|
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 2006|
|Event||The Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning - Ochos Rios, Jamaica, Jamaica|
Duration: 30 Oct 2006 → 03 Nov 2006
|Conference||The Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning|
|Period||30/10/06 → 03/11/06|
Naidu, S., Legamge, D., Karunanayaka, S., Menon, M., & Gunawardena, C. (2006). Millennium Development Goals -- Teacher development and situated learning design (Open Dialogue session on Situated Learning for Teacher Development: title as published?). In Achieving Development Goals: Innovation, Learning, Collaboration and Foundations. The 4th Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning 2006 (pp. 1). Commonwealth of Learning.