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  1. amiddlet50

    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 ?
  2. amiddlet50

    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 ?
  3. amiddlet50

    Revisting the 5Cs to discover value for different times

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    I have had an immense feeling of warmth and solidarity this evening as good thoughts and memories have been triggered by Sheila’s post on How Sheila Sees It ‘Bring your own device for learning or bringing learning to your device?’ … Continue reading ?
  4. amiddlet50

    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 ?
  5. amiddlet50

    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 ?
  6. amiddlet50

    The problem with communities… a consideration of alternatives

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    Why do I explore ideas like being, belonging and becoming in relation to networks, but I hardly talk about communities any more? In this post I will look at why networks and affinity spaces more than communities have come to … Continue reading ?
  7. amiddlet50

    Space, walking and non-verbal communications #activelearning

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    Learning walks are valuable conversational spaces. They tend to be non-confrontational and, for me, epitomise co-operative learning. Not only do they feel familiar spaces exemplifying a networked paradigm as people move naturally between small groups through the course of semi-structured … Continue reading
  8. amiddlet50

    Learning Spaces twilight walk on #ActiveLearning on Thursday – join us! #SpaceTwalk2020 #ALN

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    This is a reminder that this Thursday from 4pm-6pm (UK) our Active Learning Network at Anglia Ruskin University is conducting a learning space walk (#SpaceTwalk2020) and we encourage you to join us from wherever you are – walking in parallel … Continue reading
  9. amiddlet50

    Space Walk #Twalk #ALN #activelearning

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    Active Learning Network – Space Walk 16 January 2020, 16:00 – 18:00 GMT Our Active Learning Network satellite group will be taking part in a Space Walk at Anglia Ruskin University and we hope others in the sector will join … Continue reading
  10. amiddlet50

    Decolonising the active curriculum #activelearning

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    This post considers the need to decolonise the active curriculum. It follows on from ideas considered in the previous post on embodiment which concluded that advocates and practitioners of active learning must look deeply at the meaning of being student-centred. … Continue reading
  11. amiddlet50

    Wrecking it with Brexit

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    I’m sitting in a café on La Rambla in Barcelona following a couple of days participating in an international learning spaces summit in Barcelona (#ILS2019). (nb. I use ‘participating’ not ‘attending’) We are getting really close to Brexit now and … Continue reading
  12. amiddlet50

    Teaching ‘whole people’ holistically – understanding co-operative learning

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    Andresen, Boud and Choen (2000) set out criteria for experience-based learning. The goal of experience-based learning involves something personally significant or meaningful to the students; Students should be personally engaged; Reflective thought and opportunities for students to write or discuss … Continue reading
  13. amiddlet50

    Blogging as a site of embodiment, co-production and enculturation

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    In this post I look at blogging as a studio space by reflecting on how and why I blog. A study of studio is a study of embodiment: the “embodied occupational engagement in constructing meaning [and how] the occupations in … 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
  15. amiddlet50

    Active co-operativism for active learning

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    This is a second post looking at the student’s role and the academic skills and dispositions needed for success in the active classroom. The first looked at active listening. Here, I suggest active co-operativism is an attitude and an ethos … Continue reading
  16. amiddlet50

    Active listening for active learning

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    Active Listening sketchnote by Claudio Advocates of active learning must consider the active learning space from many perspectives. For example, I tend to think about space experientially, creating a picture in my own mind of a space that is used … Continue reading
  17. amiddlet50

    Promoting learner autonomy and the question of fail-safe strategies

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    As an advocate of active learning, learner autonomy is never far from my thinking. The development of confident autonomous lifelong learners and intrinsically motivated self-determined graduates captures, for me, the primary purpose of a UK higher education. It is the … Continue reading
  18. amiddlet50

    Twalking back to happiness #twalk #spacetwalkLeeds

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    Join us for a Twalk , 27th March 2019 Theme: Doing, Being, Belonging, Becoming and Connecting – the role of learning space Venue: Your campus When:  Wednesday 27th March 2019 between 1pm and 2pm (gather at 12.55 and allow time … Continue reading

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