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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

    Sublime, curious and distracted – challenging conceptions of learning

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    Tyson E. Lewis in ‘The Dude Abides, or Why Curiosity Is Important for Education Today’, looks at the idea of curiosity from a pedagogical perspective. He sets curiosity in stark contrast to widely held beliefs about education where blind faith … Continue reading ?
  3. amiddlet50

    Education as a liminal state

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    I have been reading Thomassen’s (2014) ‘Liminality and the modern: living through the in-between’. Liminality comes up in my work on a daily basis, whether I am thinking about the connections we make through models of hybrid learning, interdisciplinary learning, … Continue reading ?
  4. 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 ?
  5. amiddlet50

    Deviation and self-determination #activelearning

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    In a previous post I suggested that the art of teaching to an active learning philosophy is about creating loose structures so that each and every student has the space to bring their own knowledge, experience and imagination to their … Continue reading ?
  6. amiddlet50

    Vertical and horizontal learning networks: implications for #active learning

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    This presentation is useful for thinking about the difference between collaborative and co-operative learning. My interest in social media for learning, studio-based learning, and hybrid learning centres on how people work and learn together. They often return to ‘working alongside’ … Continue reading ?
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    Playing with time and crossing boundaries: multichronicity #activelearning

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    An analysis of the tweetchats revealed that neither synchronicity nor asynchronicity are able to capture the essence of what goes on in such a conversational space. Neither get close to capturing the value of the learning experience. Multichronicity provides a way of looking at the design of experiential learning in settings that accommodate learning ecologies: the academic designer must consider the quality of time spent in and navigating through a learning experience. Continue reading ?
  8. amiddlet50

    Fluency – standing, walking, dancing

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    Being able to distinguish between skills, literacy and fluency is a perennial part of my job as an educational developer. This is most visible in thinking about how to communicate and engage people in conversations to do with digital capabilities, … Continue reading ?
  9. amiddlet50

    Mapping my learning: visualising not just being visual

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    A few posts ago I thought through some ideas about using metaphorical maps as a way of navigating learning. I want to pursue this here to discover further intersections and connections, especially as we gear up for the collaborative inquiry … Continue reading ?
  10. 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 ?
  11. amiddlet50

    Structure and memory-mapping in #activelearning

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    The idiom ‘from pillar to post’ both indicates the role of structure in a journey and cautions that substance, purpose and clarity are needed if an experience is to be fruitful. In the previous post, I discussed divergence and convergence … 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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    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 ?

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