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Embodied Learning: knowing with the whole body

Jenny Connected

Embodied learning is the final theme I want to explore in relation to Iain McGilchrist’s book The Master and His Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. The idea of embodied learning is not new. In these activities, the children are learning without language.

2019 148

Using personas in design of online and blended learning

Joitske Hulsebosch

Why would you work with personas when designing online or blended learning? Working with personas is not only useful for marketing professionals but also useful in a design process for learning trajectories. Abdel lives in the capital of Mali, studies journalism and is eager to learn.

2019 164

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

Jenny Connected

The event was advertised as ‘reinventing education’, but for me (and I can’t find a recording of the webinar to check my perception and understanding), the discussion was more about how and what changes could be made to the existing education system (in this case the American education system).

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The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

This image is used by Iain McGilchrist in his discussion of depth. Depth brings us into a relationship, whatever the distance involved, with the other, and allows us to ‘feel across’ the intervening space. Sea port with the Embarkation of the Queen of Sheba, by Claude Lorrain (1648).

2019 174

Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

What are the implications of what is invisible for how we live and learn? This reminds me of questions and discussions about the influence of observers (called ‘lurkers’ by some) on the web. Kochi Biennale 2019.

2019 148

Teams, communities and networks: a case of our homeschooling group

Mathemagenic

We had a meeting in our homeschooling group yesterday to discuss what do and how do we actually want to do together after a period of “let’s see where things go by themselves” Over last few months I almost gave up on investing in our local homeschooling community.

2019 116

Walking away from facebook

Chris Corrigan

There were a number of factors in that decision, and I’ll share what I learned and what I’m doing now. . Discussion of complex idea has devolved into the equivalent of drive-by shootings, often deeply personal.

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