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SN Presentation to the Department of PhysiologyRedefining ResourcesOtago Polytechnic Staff Development conference 2009Russell ButsonHigher Education Development CentreUniversity of OtagoTheoretical ConsiderationsEmerging Paradigm Barr & TaggInstructional ParadigmTraditionalSelf-Directed ParadigmEmergingKnowledgeTransfer from faculty to studentsJointly constructed by students and facultyStudentsPassive vessel to be filled by facultys knowledgeActive constructor, discoverer, transformer of own knowledgeFaculty PurposeClassify and sort studentsDevelop students competencies and talentsRelationshipsImpersonal relationships among students and between faculty and studentsPersonal transactions among students and between faculty and studentsContextCompetitive and individualisticCollaborative learning involving teams and facultyAssumptionsAny expert can teachTeaching is complex and requires considerable trainingFindingsTeacher PerspectiveStudent Approach [consumption of information]Student Approach [Group Presentation]Individual students had some amazing resources including..YouTube animations/videosArticlesWeb sitesResearch BlogsResearch WikisStaff were actually very impressed by the quality of many of these resources.... Which raises the question... is it the responsibility of staff to source/supply resources?Closer investigations revealed...In higher education the focus has been on content and the delivery of this content to the student. Adopting this new paradigm would see us harnessing the collective intelligence of our students to continually improve the student experience through a more intensive interaction in the educational process. This represents a far more complex environment than is presently in place. Students would be viewed not as receptacles for information but as an integral element of the construction of knowledge. In fact, to adopt this approach is to make students an essential part of the educational process in ways that blur the boundaries between our traditional conceptions of teaching and learning. The Potential of the Emerging ModelSolutionsTeacher PerspectiveWhere to Next...We need to broaden our current narrow view of resources . Currently resources support consumption of information rather than the construction of knowledge [...they are not part of a purposeful workflow]. Resources are currently supplied by the course, but should be supplied by staff & students and be accessible from a course/paper repository.Key Points***************