The Continuum of Shift
Another concept that resonates with academics is the “Continuum of Shift” (Slide 005 forward). This is a concept I use to help teachers understand how to move from content centered teaching to activity centered, from teacher centered to student centered. Every pedagogical approach and supporting elearning technology that I introduce and teach is designed to empower the student to more effectively engage and build knowledge.
The social constructivist approach is about showing both teachers and students that they are on a journey together and more is achieved if they build knowledge together. I don’t interact with the students - to them I am invisible. I transfer this vision to the teachers - when they implement and enrich the student experience, I have done my job.
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Allan Carrington has been awarded the 2012 Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Australian Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. His citation read: “For sustained commitment to inspiring, challenging and mentoring academics to teach with activity-centric pedagogies and the latest learning technologies, to enrich the student experience.” He is also winner of the 2011 University of Adelaide Award for Excellence in Support of the Student Experience. This website was developed to support these applications and is now his ePortfolio.
Since 2003 Allan has been a Learning Designer with the eLearning Development Team supporting the university faculty.