Orchestrating 21st century learning in higher education: A perspective on student voice

Raija Hämäläinen, Carita Kiili, Blaine Smith

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For universities to meet the 21st-century learning needs of today's students, it is important they allow students to take an active role in developing pedagogy and sharing their perspective. This paper introduces design-based research aiming to develop a pedagogic approach to support technology-enhanced learning practices at the university level with the focus on teacher orchestration of learning activities and student voice. Drawing from the perspectives of teachers and students who participated in a course focused on learning and 21st-century competencies, four main elements indicating student voice and technology-enhanced pedagogy are presented: increased interaction among university communities, teacher orchestration, technology and collaborative learning. Enabling and hindering factors related to student voice are presented for each element.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBritish Journal of Educational Technology
StateAccepted/In press - 2016


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  • Education

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