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Teaching and learning tricky topics
Teaching and learning tricky topics

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1 Innovating pedagogies

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Figure 1 Everything you ever wanted to know

Teaching and learning which is designed to overcome tricky topics should be innovative. A topic may be ‘tricky’ because traditional methods such as where students attend a lesson, listen to the teacher’s explanation and complete their homework, are not working. There are many different forms of innovation.

Read now about two particular examples of innovative pedagogy from the Innovating Pedagogy Report (2014) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , ‘Flipped classroom’ and ‘Bring your own devices’ (Sharples et al., 2014).

The next section describes some more innovating pedagogies. These are targeted learning interventions which have been designed specifically to overcome a tricky topic.