Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. Of course, but what will be removed from the current curriculum to allow space for this? Ferguson, R., Coughlan, T., Egelandsdal, K., Gaved, M., Herodotou, C., Hillaire, G., Jones, D., Jowers, I.,

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Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Later on this year, on a course offered by Field & Field here in the UK, I will be running a discussion group/workshop where I hope participants will share ideas about the possible implications of Iain’s work for rethinking education.

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Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Abdel and Hawa do not really exist but are personas we have created and discussed during the design of an online citizen journalism course for people in Mali. It also leads to the discussion whether we can actually design one course for Abdel and Hawa.

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What did Socrates ever do for us?

Jenny Connected

Plato of course was one of Socrates’ greatest admirers – a student of Socrates. Of course we have to remember that we only have Plato’s word that these statements actually came from Socrates. ‘What did the Greeks ever do for us?’

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Tool of the month: do-it-yourself animation videos

Joitske Hulsebosch

In every Ennuonline course there is someone who proudly shows a self-made animation video. Margreet rushed in very enthusiastically in the previous course: " Is there a timeslot to show my video ?" Of course that was allowed.

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Revisiting Calcutta (now Kolkata) after 65 years

Jenny Connected

The answer of course was that she didn’t have to cook. I was born in Calcutta in 1946 and lived there until I was eight years old, when my father decided that we must leave. India was no longer a comfortable place for the British – at least, in hindsight, I think that was what he thought.

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Links of the Month: January 2019 — Collapse Watch Edition

How to Save the World

He also compellingly updates ‘progress’ towards the five stages of collapse for 2019, from his 2013 book of the same name. image from Gail Tverberg’s article, described below.

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Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

And of course, nothing can compare to the exquisite pleasure of being in the middle of 25 voices blending skilfully and harmonically into a wall of gorgeous sound. I ‘ve spent many hours over the past four months rehearsing for a choir performance, a benefit for our local food bank.

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My personal year of learning about evaluation

Chris Corrigan

I’ve connected with Art of Hosting practitioners like Rita Fierro (with whom I’m developing a course) and Nancy Fritsche-Eagan who are really curious about how to do deep participatory facilitation work in the service of good evaluation.

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Glimpses

How to Save the World

Or, of course, like finding yourself in a nightmare from which you cannot wake up. It’s not usually like that, of course. Of course, this is a very dismal and hopeless way of seeing the world. Of course; how could I not have noticed?

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Archeology and legitimate peripheral participation

Mathemagenic

Which, of course, is not what I wanted to have after 2h drive across the country to be there. As I chatted with archeologists at the location about the value of this experience for the kids, we talked about the parallels of their work and research in general (of course, I had to bring my own archaeology and ethnography in weblog research there ;). In October I went with the kids to join as volunteers for recent excavation in Katwijk.

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A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

Of course there is an ancient calendar in this part of the world, which from time immemorial has been known as S?wx?wú7mesh Of course this happens much earlier in the year on Bowen Island than it does up in the Cheakamus, Elaho and Squamish River valleys.

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Three musketeers, time and knowledge gaps

Mathemagenic

Of course, it became a hit with my kids and they started to sing it. I wanted to share with the kids D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers movie of my childhood, an iconic musical of its time. So we set into it, spreading three series over three evenings. And then, as usual, it became watching a movie turned into a learning experience. The first part includes musketeers song that was written to become a hit, as we found out later, watching stories about how the movie was made.

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Parkours and pyjamas

Mathemagenic

During the party 11 kids were building three different obstacle courses, inside and outside, and then practicing going through them with their own bodies and remote controlled vehicles. In the afternoon she was planning to try participating in an online course with a group of other kids, via videoconferencing. Yesterday was Alexander’s parkour birthday party with his homeschooling friends.

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Helping kids learning to move around confidently

Mathemagenic

Of course, there are also many other fringe ingredients (like managing all sorts of cards with three kids and remember to remind them about the essentials when they begin :), but those are the most important ones next to the focus and consistency of helping the kids to learn how to move around confidently and to use whatever tools are needed for that. Being able to move around without an adult is part of growing up.

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“But what about naysayers?”

Chris Corrigan

In my courses and workshops, often people who are discovering these tools for the first time have their first moment of dread when they imagine themselves trying to “sell” a participatory or complexity-informed approach to their organization, team or, worse still, their boss. Perhaps I need to curate a series of posts called “The Whatabout Chronicles.”

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Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

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New Year’s Eve in Kerala, 2018

Jenny Connected

It struck me that the article has many messages for how I might wish to progress into 2019. Of course it’s possible to criticise McGilchrist’s use of ‘we’, question who ‘we’ refers to and feel uncomfortable with the generalisation, but nevertheless, for me, there is some truth in this.

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