The Primacy of Philosophy for Effective Learning

By Beth Edmondson and Debra Manning.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This paper argues that philosophy matters more than platforms - and even learning object design - in effective online education. Much of the literature concerning quality, experiential learning and associated pedagogical issues for online learning falls short of examining the fundamental role of educational philosophy. While questions of platform and design are also relevant, they represent second order considerations in the overall scheme of effective learning. It seems likely that this gap helps to explain why meaningful online and e-learning pedagogies have not flourished or matured alongside the growth of online learning.

Keywords: Educational Philosophy, Effective Pedagogy

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 16, Issue 10, pp.553-568. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.335MB).

Dr. Beth Edmondson

Lecturer, History/Politics, School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences, Monash University Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria, Australia

I teach in a variety of areas, including International Relations, Australian Politics and Policy Studies and Gender Studies. I have utilised a variety of online learning options in working with off campus students in my own subjects and coordinated a major university initiative in designing and developing interactive e-learning materials in a diverse range of Arts disciplines, including Chinese and Japanese languages and content based social science subjects. I remain interested in the importance of design, opportunities for flexible active student centred learning and pedagogical application in elearning.

Debra Manning

Lecturer, Community and Social Welfare, School of Humanities, Communications and Social Sciences, Monash University Gippsland Campus, Churchill, Victoria, Australia


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