EDUB 2500 Teaching Today's Social Media Driven Learner

Course Syllabus Winter 2015

Postman (1998) - “the computer person values information, not knowledge, certainly not wisdom. Indeed, in the computer age, the concept of wisdom may vanish altogether.”

This section is an exploration of the learning habits of youth engaged with social media with a focus on the development of the new educator and new pedagogy.
  • Who are today's learners?
  • What drives them?
  • What are the opportunities to engage them?
  • What are the social, political, educational and environmental challenges?
This course will explore the social media fixated learner - technology, brain and body.

We will start to develop pedagogical frameworks and new modes of connecting/collaborating and teaching/learning with, through and without the technology.