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    Being smarter than AI – rethinking our assessment design?

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    The discussion channels used by educational developers have been dominated by the topic of ChatGPT since the New Year. There are two dimensions to this: concerns over academic integrity and the opportunity ChatGPT and other AI tools bring to assessment. … Continue reading ?
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    Absence of detail and the value of ambiguity in art and education

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    This post pulls together ideas about the value of ambiguity and space in art and education by drawing upon my diverse experiences as educator, artist, and musician. It wanders! In some ways, it is about creating room to wander. I hope you it connects with your own wanderings. Continue reading ?
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    Ritual in the learning environment

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    In this post I explore what is meant by ritual in relation to the teaching and learning experience and, as we reset our post-pandemic classrooms, why we should care. Given that there is little obligation to care, beyond a notion … Continue reading ?
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    Curiosity – untapping latent energy

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    Continuing from the post ‘Sublime, curious and distracted – challenging conceptions of learning’, I want to examine curiosity towards finding strategies that can be deployed by the academic and the learner themselves to create an engaging learning environment. Surely, curiosity … Continue reading ?
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    Transparency, turbulence, ambiguity and uncertainty in #activelearning

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    “One student’s safe uncertainty is another student’s chaotic nightmare.” (Orr & Shreeve, 2018) Based on research I conducted with others into student satisfaction of learning (Heaton et al., 2015), being clear with students about what is expected of them has … Continue reading ?
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    Learning Spaces Iceberg

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    This infographic represents the complexity of learning space discourse and points to the experiential value of the ‘hidden depths’ where the space is least understood because it is least represented and least visible – who are the advocates for the … Continue reading ?
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    Being part of something – having a sense of presence #activelearning

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    The idea of ‘being’ is about presence and is central to an active learning philosophy. It reflects two things: personal identity and social presence in the learning environment. Lehman and Conceicao (2010) describe this as ‘being there’ and ‘being together’. … Continue reading ?
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    Co-creation and epistemic fluency – the real legacy of Web 2.0 and social media for learning

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    Tomorrow’s professionals will require an enhanced capacity for collaboration, co-operation and creative thinking (Markauskaite and Goodyear, 2016). Mclaughlan & Lodge (2019) draw parallels between epistemic fluency and design thinking to position the design studio as a relevant pedagogical model with an … Continue reading
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    Product – co-production vs commodification as a site of learning

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    Yesterday, I spent much of my time in meetings: one appraisal, one research-related, one project-related, and one a planning meeting. Coincidently, each of those four meetings required me to remind myself that an education is not, “A thing that can … Continue reading
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    A Dependency-Autonomy model for personal and professional development planning

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    The challenge of framing employability in relation to personal and professional development planning has been a constant consideration for the team I am leading to support an integrated view of employability in the curriculum. The natural inclination of academics, in … Continue reading
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    The tweet is the new photograph

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    I am reading Susan Sontag’s seminal book On Photography from 1977. It’s interesting reading the book in an age where the act of photographing the world has exploded beyond what Sontag could have imagined – even though her critique of … Continue reading
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    Global #Twalkday

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    Global #Twalkday Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Theme: Doing, being, becoming, belonging and connecting Time: 3pm GMT (but options for other time zones to be decided) What is Twalkday? The Twalk will be co-ordinated globally and is planned to coincide with … Continue reading
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    The writing is on the wall – poetry and place

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    There has been an interesting little discussion on Twitter today following a post from @viviennestern. This, on a wall @sheffhallamuni made me stop and stare. For all the vitriol about universities, they exist to help us think better, understand more. What … Continue reading
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    Friendship and the classroom

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    I attended a seminar today given by my colleague Emma Heron. I was fortunate enough to mentor Emma through a year-long research project looking at the role of friendship in the student experience. It was good to catch up today … Continue reading

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