Are you interested in teaching the Learning Sciences in PhD or Master’s degree programs? Do you have expertise in research and pedagogies in the area of Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning? In this workshop we would like to bring together the aspirations to shape teaching of the Learning Sciences in the future and the latest developments and research outcomes in the field of CSCL. We particularly invite academics from Learning Sciences programs that are or are planning to become NAPLeS members. We also wish to encourage everyone from the CSCL community who is interested in shaping pedagogies for teaching the Learning Sciences to participate in this workshop. Throughout the workshop we will exchange content and pedagogies currently used in the participating Learning Sciences programs, discuss how to design the teaching of the Learning Sciences utilizing current innovations from CSCL research, and finally collect ideas about how NAPLeS can support future exchange of innovative pedagogies between Learning Sciences programs.
The proposed workshop intends to strengthen the exchange between academics involved in the organization and teaching of academic Master’s and PhD programs in the Learning Sciences from different universities and countries. The main goal of the workshop will be to identify how CSCL practices can be designed to teach the Learning Sciences in their programs and across different programs, starting point with the CSCL the workshop organizers and participants can contribute. In addition, the workshop aims to provide an arena for discussing how the NAPLeS network can serve the needs of academic Learning Sciences programs to maintain exchange and realize innovative pedagogies for learning in the future. Particularly, the participants will introduce their programs and specific thematic areas addressed in their programs, will discuss commonalities and differences of the various pedagogies, and will identify areas for potential joint endeavors. The workshop will be concluded by listing future learning design activities for which NAPLeS can support its members to be engaged in and benefit from.