A pedagogical framework for the adoption of Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) with the consideration of learning spaces in a Higher Education context

    Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


    This research study explored the dynamic relationship between “Pedagogy”, “Technology” and “Learning space” as evident in Technology Enhanced Active Learning (TEAL) practices in a Higher Education context. The study revealed the “what” and “how” technology is integrated to enable active learning and the impact of the learning space on these activities. Data was collected through a series of technology-enhanced teaching observation sessions, document analysis and semi-structured interviews. The data collected from academic staff and other stakeholders, represented a lens to better understand the different viewpoints and insights on TEAL, learning space design, information systems support, policymakers, industry experts and emerging technology users. Outcomes of the study provided a 2-part framework for academic staff in HE to [1] assess and plan alignment of pedagogy, technology and space and [2] a scaffold tool to select the building blocks for TEAL planning and delivery. This framework can inform parts of Higher Education collaborative digital strategy and contribute as a staff development tool.
    Date of AwardSept 2021
    Original languageEnglish
    Awarding Institution
    • University of Portsmouth
    SupervisorCatherine Jane Carroll-Meehan (Supervisor) & Stephen Webb (Supervisor)

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