1. amiddlet50

    Education as a liminal state

    Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

    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, or learning spaces – …

  2. amiddlet50

    Photopedagogy and photovoice

    Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash

    Loopmans et al. (2012) observe that photographs incite public debate about place and community. When that public context is the university course and where there is a desire for learning engagement and community building, how can photography empower the learner?

    A useful baseline for …

  3. amiddlet50

    Vertical and horizontal learning networks: implications for #active learning

    Understanding Difference Between Vertical and Horizontal Networks from Daniel Bassill Slideshare presentation on Horizontal and Vertical networks

    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 …

  4. amiddlet50

    Learning with consequence #activelearning

    Evening walk following the campfire session

    It’s the Global Festival of Active Learning this week. Our secret question in the organising group is ‘so how do we make this a festival and not a conference?’ It’s got to be about people and attitude. Just feeling good with each other!

    It’s …

  5. amiddlet50

    Learning Spaces Iceberg


    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 non-formal experience in which the agency and spatial literacy of …

  6. amiddlet50

    Feedback: where learning begins #activelearning

    Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

    While the title of this post is intentionally contentious, it allows me to reflect on one or two recent discussions and reinforce some key ideas about active learning design, especially in the context of ‘unified’ active learning (UAL): how it is recorded and how activity …

  7. amiddlet50

    What is co-operative learning?


    I was asked by the Co-operative College: ‘what do I understand by the term co-operative learning?’ My response will sit alongside others in an introductory online course on co-operative education. Here’s my answer to the question.

    Flipgrid video version: https://flipgrid.com/s/bd52e0344b99

    As a developer I often work with University academics and …

  8. amiddlet50

    Teacher? Or what..?


    based on Photo by Akson on Unsplash

    I have an activity in a session I run on active learning where I ask ‘what is the role of the teacher in the active classroom?’ and ask people to come up with better suggestions than ‘teacher’ to describe the role. Giving the …

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