Open Dialogues: How to engage and support students in open pedagogies

“For David Gaertner, it is important that his students have the opportunity to create work with a broader impact that can live beyond the classroom walls. “A big part of my pedagogy is getting students to think outside the limitations of the university,” explains Gaertner, an instructor in First Nations and Indigenous Studies.

Rather than focusing on writing solely for the professor, Gaertner wants his students to consider different audiences and develop their own voices. “I think introducing digital projects and open practices is fundamental to making that happen,” he says.

In his classes, students create different types of digital media, ranging from blogs to podcasts. Their work is published on various platforms, which the public can see and interact with.”

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