Teaching and Learning for a Knowledge Era is about transforming how teachers are prepared in the Master of Teaching Program in the Faculty of Education and about how K-12 students learn in the schools of Alberta. It is not about tinkering around the edges. It is about dramatic and dynamic change. It is about teaching children how to be authors in the media of their time.The Teaching and Learning for a Knowledge Era initiative provides, staffs and sustains diverse learning environments for students from K-12, and for teachers from pre-service to graduate school. These learning environments are being established in local elementary, middle and secondary schools, as well as in the Doucette Learning and Teaching Centre in the Faculty of Education. These diverse learning environments model the effective infusion of technology in all aspects of learners’ experiences, including the full range of currently mandated curriculum areas in Alberta schools, especially, but not exclusively, those of science and mathematics education.
Research was conducted by Dr. Sharon Friesen and Dr Pat Clifford of the Galileo Educational Network and Dr. Michele Jacobsen and Dr. David Jardine of the University of Calgary.