Innovative Pedagogy That Matters in Today’s World

  • Editor IJITL International Islamic University Islamabad


Pedagogy as a science examines the mechanisms through which society can actively transfer its accumulated knowledge, skills and values from one generation to the next, from one side, and enable the development of the individual from the other. There has been major shift in curriculum, learners’ demands and teaching learning setup. The paradigm shift from teaching to learning demands innovation in every field of education generally and in pedagogy specifically. Digital technologies have also changed the traditional pedagogical paradigm, bypassing the educators to reach the students directly and revolutionize their learning experiences. To meet 21st century expectations, educators therefore need to depart from the ideas and pedagogies of yesterday and become bold advocates to develop the sorts of learning dispositions needed for our learners and their work future.  Innovation is fundamental, in this manner, and it must reach directly into the teaching methods around the globe. Pedagogical expertise is the center of teachers’ professionalism and it is required to be developed.

Pedagogical innovation is a pedagogical way, or is implementation of new/different ways in the process of teaching and learning that promotes meaningful learning among the learners. Pedagogy is both Knowledge (ways of looking at) and Action (the decision-making and designs shaping the interactions of teaching and learning in classroom practice). In practice, the new pedagogy asks us to change what students do from listening and reading to active participation, replace or supplement traditional expository texts by new texts that structure student activities.

Different innovative pedagogical approaches have different purposes and they create different learning experiences.  Blended Learning, Game-Based Learning, Cloud Computing, Adaptive Learning, Artificial Intelligence And Learning Assistant, Learning Analytics, Micro Learning, Critical Digital Literacy, Teaching Through Audiovisual Media, Block Chain, Inverted/Flipped Classroom, Computational Thinking, Experiential Learning, Embodied Learning, Multi literacies and Discussion-Based Teaching are some of the innovative pedagogies of 21st century. Thus Innovative Pedagogy as a science and practice has a responsibility to prepare citizens of the information society who can be inventive, face changes, manage data, and work with knowledge.