THE DEVELOPMENT OF SCIENTIFIC, ACADEMIC AND PRACTICAL CAPACITY OF RESEARCHERS AND EDUCATORS IN THE FIELD OF TRANSFORMATIVE DIGITAL LEARNING

Ilga Prudnikova

Abstract


Transformative Digital Learning (TDL) is a progressive form of fully online, problem-based, constructivist learning, developed by research associates of the Educational Informatics Lab (EILAB), University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada. TDL transforms higher educational practices from: authoritarian instruction to democratized learning, individualistic learning to socially distributed and tool-mediated, knowledge building, a mechanism of the status quo to a catalyst for social progress, offer a truly novel approach to the theory of teaching and education, introduce new methodology and practical techniques to learners of all ages. Moving from lecture- and book-based, classroom learning to TDL proved to be a significant adjustment requiring a good level of participant readiness. The main aim of the project “Implementation of Transformative Digital Learning in Doctoral Program of Pedagogical Science in Latvia” is to create new pedagogical knowledge and technological know-how in the field of transformative digital learning (TDL) in higher education in Latvia based on Canadian experience and to ensure transfer of knowledge and skills in the further development of the doctoral study program "Pedagogy", as well as the development of scientific, academic and practical capacity of researchers and educators.
The specific objectives of the research meet the main challenges and priorities of the project, originality and novelty in the field of research:
Implementation of interdisciplinary research, capacity building and the creation of a new knowledge base by studying the situation and transferring innovation to implement TDL in doctoral studies;
Development of new prototypes: e-platform, innovative methodologies (approaches, methods, techniques) for completing experiments, approbation, implementation and provision of new services in the context of higher education, which will provide world-wide recognized knowledge transfer in the development of innovative and advanced didactic materials which meet the most topical priorities of the Smart Specialization Strategy set out in Latvia:Productive innovation system; modern ICT; Modern education; Knowledge base; Information and Communication Technologies for Education and Economics.


Keywords


higher education; transformative digital learning; teacher professional competencies

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/er2019.2.4369

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