Derek Bruff, the director of Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching, was at Elon University in February to talk about social pedagogies. You can view a condensed version of the presentation below or jump to specific video segments by clicking on the links under “Social pedagogy tools.”
What is social pedagogy?
Social pedagogy is “design approaches for teaching and learning that engage students with what we might call an ‘authentic audience’ (other than the teacher), where the representation of knowledge for an audience is absolutely central to the construction of knowledge in a course.”
– Randy Bass and Heidi Elmendorf
An example of how social pedagogies impact a class
Derek tells a story about how his student’s motivations changed when Google indexed the class blog and an expert unexpectedly responds to a student’s paper. (4:58)