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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

    Noise annoys in the #activelearning classroom – or does it?

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    Studies of Active Learning Classrooms (e.g. SCALE UP and Team-based Learning), and active learning more generally, identify noise and the ambient conditions of the classroom as being a distinguishing feature (Worthing, 2018). That active learning is noisy, is a truism, … Continue reading
  3. amiddlet50

    Walks as Learning Space

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    Learning walks exemplify conversational learning spaces. In this post I reflect on how I designed the learning walk I conducted today for the University of Sheffield’s Faculty of Social Sciences Learning Spaces Group which I am mentoring as they plan … Continue reading
  4. amiddlet50

    The future is active – implications for future academic practice

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    I have been thinking about the future academic and the implications for academic development recently. The Open University’s ‘Innovating Pedagogy’ is an insightful annual report (http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/), though I would love to see one for 2018. I have seen Mike Shales … Continue reading

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