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Developing a Pedagogy for Interactive Learning.

Cowan, John


John Cowan


Jiyou Jia


Recent developments in higher education have seen the demise of much didactic, teacher-directed instruction which was aimed mainly towards lower-level educational objectives. This traditional educational approach has been largely replaced by methods which feature the teacher as an originator or facilitator of interactive and learner-centred learning - with higher-level aims in mind. The origins of, and need for, these changes are outlined, leading into an account of the emerging pedagogical approach to interactive learning, featuring facilitation and reflection.

Some of the main challenges yet to be confronted effectively in consolidating a sound and comprehensive pedagogical approach to interactive development of higher level educational aims are outlined.


Cowan, J. (2012). Developing a Pedagogy for Interactive Learning. In J. Jia (Ed.), Educational Stages and Interactive Learning (1-17). IGI Global.

Publication Date 2012
Deposit Date Sep 7, 2012
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2012
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-17
Book Title Educational Stages and Interactive Learning
ISBN 9781466601376
Keywords Education; peagogy; interactive learning;
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Contract Date Sep 7, 2012