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  1. amiddlet50

    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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    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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    Discovery, gamification and loosely structured #activelearning

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    Photo by Raul Petri on Unsplash Following my previous post on gamification and active learning, it is worth giving thought to the extent that effective learning is guided or scaffolded especially around ideas like discovery learning. While it is hard … Continue reading
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    Lurking, Active Learning and Legitimate Peripheral Participation #socmedhe18

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    The first principle of active learning according to Bonwell & Eison (1991) is that it is more than passive listening. A rather negative note to start on perhaps, but we can see where they’re coming from. As we prepare, at … Continue reading
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    Negotiated learning and the subject of teaching

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    What is the subject of teaching? In this post, I mull over this question, its several meanings and its implications for negotiated active learning. In my role as an educational developer with responsibilities for both staff and curriculum development, the … Continue reading

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