Leveraging knowledge for 21st century teaching and learning

Posted on October 17th, 2016

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) has released a report detailing their findings on “emerging ways of teaching and learning to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving society and labour markets.” Activities for the report began in January 2015 with SSHRC engaging researchers, sector leaders and graduate students. Among the findings detailed in the report are: traditional teaching and learning techniques are challenged in a technology-mediated environment; new technologies can increase the access to—and flexibility of—learning, while also bridging the gap between knowledge and community; and appropriate teacher training and tools, flexibility, and incentives support educators at all levels in immersing themselves in innovative, student-centered and collaborative approaches. The majority of the findings called for stronger connections to support learning across jurisdictions and disciplines.