Professor Peter Goodyear
2007 ALTC Senior Fellow
Professor Peter Goodyear is Professor in Education within, and co-director of the CoCo Research Centre at the University of Sydney. Professor Goodyear was previously Professor of Educational Research in the Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology, Lancaster University, UK. Professor Goodyear founded the Centre for Studies in Advanced Learning Technology in 1991 and oversaw its steady growth to become one of the best known and most successful learning technology research groups in Europe. Professor Goodyear has been carrying out research and running advanced courses in the area of ICT & learning since about 1980.
Teaching, technology and educational design: the architecture of productive learning environments
Slowly but steadily, conceptions of successful higher education are shifting. The focus of attention is moving from what the teacher says to what students do – especially to how they work with new knowledge. The quality of students’ activity is key. The design of good learning tasks, and the design and management of supportive learning environments, are moving centre stage in higher education.
This Fellowship aims to help universities become better at design. It will work at three levels: providing resources to help teachers become more proficient at educational design; working with PVCs (Learning & Teaching) and other senior staff to identify strategies that will enable higher education institutions to become more design-savvy places; stimulating and contributing to public debate about the changing nature of teaching work in higher education, and especially about how such teaching can be done in a more principled, professional, enjoyable and effective way.
ASCED Field of Education: 0701 - Teacher Education
Fellowship Discipline: Education, Learning environments, Social work, Teaching, Technology
Institutions: The University of Sydney
Fellowship completed: Mid 2009