The adoption of free learning in a pre-service teacher education programme: A possible crisis response

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Abstract

This chapter describes how Free Learning was adopted at the Education University of Hong Kong in a course which is part of the bachelor of education – Minor in Teaching and Learning in International Schools, a pre-service teacher education programme. The decision to adopt Free Learning at university level since January 2019 was the result of positive findings of a case study at International College Hong Kong in 2018 and the promises Free Learning seemed to hold for wider application (see Chapter 13 this volume). The rationale, description and evaluation of the adoption process of Free Learning in this chapter is given with the purpose of getting tertiary educators to consider their thinking about the why and how of innovative practices and to connect their courses to a complex and crisis-ridden world. The chapter emphasises the importance of developing students as responsible and thoughtful individuals and also how Free Learning – with this in mind – could be considered in different contexts. Copyright © 2022 selection and editorial matter, Ross Parker, David Coniam and Peter Falvey; individual chapters, the contributors.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFree learning: A student-directed pedagogy in Asia and beyond
EditorsRoss PARKER, David CONIAM, Peter FALVEY
Place of PublicationOxon
PublisherRoutledge
Pages154-171
ISBN (Electronic)9781003150695
ISBN (Print)9780367714017, 9780367714024
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021

Citation

Van dermijnsbrugge, E. (2021). The adoption of free learning in a pre-service teacher education programme: A possible crisis response. In R. Parker, D. Coniam, & P. Falvey (Eds.), Free learning: A student-directed pedagogy in Asia and beyond (pp. 154-171). Oxon: Routledge.

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