Students as Creators: Open Pedagogy and Renewable Assignments in Teacher Education
Jennifer Van Allen, Assistant Professor Counseling, Leadership, Literacy, and Special Education; Stacy Katz, Assistant Professor, Open Resources Librarian – STEM Liaison, Library, All from Lehman College
Open pedagogy, or OER-enabled pedagogy, reconceives the notion of who creates knowledge and provides a pathway to empower students as creators. Leveraging OER in the classroom results in numerous benefi ts for students, including free access to knowledge, a participatory culture, and opportunities for innovation and creativity (Hegarty, 2015). Shifting student work from “disposable assignments” to “renewable assignments” affords space for students to learn and create for reasons extending beyond a grade (Wiley, 2013). In this session, participants will learn about open pedagogy and explore how the authors collaborated to design a renewable course assignment in a teacher education course.