Second edition of Rethinking Pedagogy

Image of book cover Helen Beetham and I are starting work on a second edition of Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age, first published in 2007 by Routledge. The book has sold well, around 3000 copies I think which isn’t bad for an academic text. It has over 100 citations in Google Scholar and is a recommended texts for some postgraduate courses. The central theme of ‘designing for learning’ which I remember being so tentative about when we started writing, has been established practice now. I’m reading reviews of the book and looking to see where it appears on reading lists. I’ve listed those I know about below – if you know of others, please let me know.

However, much as moved on, so, as well as asking authors to look again at their chapters, we are thinking about the extent to which the collection needs to be revised. I can see obvious gaps in terms of OER and involving students in designing for learning. In the practice section, there a space for something from the hard sciences. If you use the book, or just have thoughts on what the next edition should include, please let me know.

Rhona Sharpe

Reviews of Rethinking Pedagogy

Allan, G. (2010) Book Review. The Hotspot, Educational Technology Commitee Colleges Ontario. March 2010

Mason, R. (2008) Reviews. British Journal of Educational Studies, 56 (1), 95–117.

Melia, M. (2011) Representing learning designs – chapter review. Mark’s Web (blog posts 5 April and 24 May 2011)

Skinner, E. (2007-8) Book Reviews: Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age: designing and delivering e-learning, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 2, 89–91.

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About the author

Rhona Sharpe

Rhona is Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University. Her interests are around developing and tutoring online courses, developing learners for a digital age, and  pedagogic research. Rhona is one of the co-founders of ELESIG (Evaluation of Learners’ Experiences of e-learning Special Interest Group), a Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a National Teaching Fellow. She is Editor of the Brookes eJournal for Learning and Teaching.

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