Building a Conceptual Relational Model Among Blended Learning Aspects in K-20 Education

Building a Conceptual Relational Model Among Blended Learning Aspects in K-20 Education

Haruni Julius Machumu (Mzumbe University, Tanzania) and Chang Zhu (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0242-6.ch002

Abstract

In this chapter, a conceptual relational model is built addressing the main actors of the K-20 education programmes and the key aspects of blended learning approach. The chapter goes beyond by addressing the K-20 education system in a lenses of technology integration in education, and that the K-20 education system cannot exist in remote. The chapter discusses the way blended learning and its related aspects and approaches are related to the K-20 education system. In its broad sense, the chapter suggests appropriate forces and delivery approaches be used in K-20 education.
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Blended Learning

To blend is to combine, to mix or to merge different ingredients with different characteristics, features and principles. It is the process of which the primary aim is to influence innovation in the relevant undertaking. We normally engage in balancing the best options in both elements to enrich the process. The action of blending engages diverse formalities aiming to achieve predefined learning outcomes. The process of blending of two or more ingredients let say learning styles, approaches and methodologies should be backed with a comprehensive understanding of predefine expected learning outcomes and the philosophy behind the process of blending. In education and training, learning activities, methodologies, approaches and styles are blended to enhance teaching and learning practices. For example, if the mix of two learning approaches (i.e., deep and strategic or surface and strategic) would strengthen student ability to engage in meaningful learning, its option is fathomable for successful of prescribed objectives and expected to learn outcomes. The concepts of learning approaches have been established in Table 1. Bright idea 1.

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