Emerging Pedagogies

By advocating a forward-looking vision for education that spans from pre-K through post-retirement, and embracing learners and learning anytime, anywhere, Learning Innovation aims to elevate the national and global conversations about innovative and emerging pedagogies. Our goal is not only to raise awareness of new teaching and learning ideas and practices, but also generate ideas and interest for applied research in emerging pedagogies.


Seed Grants and Faculty Fellows: Call for Proposals

**The call for proposals is now closed. Applicants will be notified by March 8, 2024 if their proposals have been accepted.**

The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Digital Education is pleased to announce a call for proposals that will support Duke faculty engaging in applied research and knowledge building around emerging pedagogies with seed grants and professional learning communities led by Faculty Fellows up to $10,000 each. This program is in support of the Duke 2030 goals and ambitions to enhance teaching and learning at Duke.

This program is for faculty at Duke who are reimagining how, where, when, and with whom learning happens, exploring what 21st century Duke learning experiences can look like and need to be, and want to develop their knowledge or create scholarship about emerging pedagogies. We want to expand the scope of who are considered “Duke learners” to include those beyond traditional undergraduate and graduate students, and ensure all Duke-provided learning experiences in any modality are well-designed, learner-centered, and apply evidence-based innovative pedagogies.

Some priorities for emerging pedagogy exploration include, but are not limited to:

  • Incorporating high-impact pedagogies such as pedagogies of care, equitable teaching practices, experiential and collaborative learning, and immersive pedagogies (AR/VR/XR).
  • Reexamining the nature and purposes of effective assessment such as generative AI in teaching, competency-based learning, alternative assessment, and other innovative assessment strategies driven by learner-centered course design.
  • Expanding the definition of learners and the modalities of the learning experience such as via early STEM education, alumni and professional education, learning in aging, and learning at scale.

Past Emerging Pedagogies Events

The 2023 Emerging Pedagogies Summit

October 4 – 6, 2023

The Summit was an opportunity to create a hub of applied research activities and innovative practices around topics which are spurring important conversations in teaching and learning right now.

Emerging Pedagogies Symposium: Teaching and Learning in the Age of AI

April 24, 2023

We invited the Duke community to join us a discussion of the impacts, opportunities and challenges of AI in the realm of teaching, learning and educational research. The Symposium featured a keynote by Dr. Ashok Goel, Professor of Computer Science and Human-Centered Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology, and a fireside chat with Dr. Goel, Matt Hirschey (Director of the Center for Computational Thinking at Duke), and Yakut Gazi (Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Digital Education).