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  1. amiddlet50

    A Man Walked into a Bar: humour, space, self-deprecation, #activelearning

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    In this post I explore the pedagogy of humour in the context of higher education teaching and learning and begin to realise there’s more to humour in the classroom than having a bit of fun! This was my starting point, … Continue reading ?
  2. amiddlet50

    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 ?
  3. amiddlet50

    Unified Active Learning – our commitment to #activelearning wherever and however we access learning

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    I am in reflective mode – it’s summer 2021 and in the West we’re trying to get over the pandemic, catch our breath, and decide what we value, what we have done, what changes will stick. It is both a … Continue reading ?
  4. 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 ?
  5. amiddlet50

    Universal design and #activelearning

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    Following on from the previous post on Decolonising the active curriculum, this post looks more closely at some of the seven principles of universal design to explore how they can inform the active learning space – its pedagogy and physical-digital … Continue reading
  6. 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
  7. amiddlet50

    Gamification – a way to understand #activeleaning

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    I have been interested in games-based learning and playful learning since the early 2000s when I came across J. P. Gee’s work and since leading work on creative development in academic practice. The Creative Development Team I was responsible for … Continue reading
  8. amiddlet50

    Attitudes, dispositions and learner maturity

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    I ran a series of workshops with an academic department last week. One of the key themes was the need to focus more on those learning outcomes that address learning and graduate capability. Our context was the challenge of engaging … Continue reading
  9. amiddlet50

    Enjoyment, anticipation, challenge as factors affecting personal intrinsic investment #heutagogy

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    In our research-informed development activities looking at learner non-engagement with formative assessment, with group work or with engaging in feedback, it is becoming clear that the lack of space given to developing learner ‘buy-in’ or developing ‘want’ is highly significant … Continue reading
  10. @eafinto

    Living Life Through A Lens

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    Pictures. We take them almost everyday. This week I was tasked on completing and reading some research and information related to photography, and how to get that “picture” perfect photo. I personally have the shakiest hands ever, and when I try to take a picture I have to use both hands because if I don’t, I […]

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