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11-02-2015

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Learning Spaces and Learning Communities

In our last post we suggested that you had a look at Hybrid Pedagogy's #moocmooc on Critical Pedagogy. This week they are discussing the limitations of an education system totally geared to employment – and ask whether it is possible to create educational alternatives. This is what they say: MOOC MOOC: Critical Pedagogy is a...

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19-01-2015

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Learning Spaces and Learning Communities

In UKHE a significant aspect of the work of central Educational and Learning Developers is to help university staff develop their pedagogy and their curriculum practice. We work with staff to help them become educationalists – to teach and assess more effectively – and to develop their practice to tackle emerging changes in society, in...

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25-11-2014

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Academic Literacy, Study Skills

So - there we were W7 – and there they were, 63 first years, giving Poster Presentations to an audience of 70+ people. They had explored ‘learning spaces’ and constructed great arguments that referenced the reading (Thornburg and Giroux) and dazzled us with their Posters, their Prezis and their animations… It was thrilling How did...

Published:

17-11-2014

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Playful and Creative Learning

The apocalypse is over – we struggle out of our bunkers into the forlorn landscape. All is dust, rubble, destruction – and we have been tasked with world building: What world would you build? How do you ensure everybody is housed, in good health and well fed? How will your world run? How will you...

Published:

17-11-2014

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Assessment Feedback and Course Design, Study Skills

Last week we met our new students - typically faced with lecture theatres full of unknown faces – exuding anxiety – or hiding their stress behind faces of studied nonchalance - or boredom – or both! Adrenalin and cortisol levels were flying high - everybody’s brains shrank to the size of a pea and panic...

Published:

17-11-2014

Categories:

Learning Spaces and Learning Communities

Welcome to Take5! So - it's Week Zero (W0): another day another dollar; another Semester and another Year.  Change is all around and we can't help noticing doing Inductions and Preparation for Study courses how things move on. Buildings, rooms, modules, staff and of course students - all moving - all changing - and all...