Open University Innovating Pedagogy Report, 2019

Jenny Connected

2019). Innovating Pedagogy 2019: Open University Innovation Report 7. ‘ Place-based learning’, for example, speaks to me: I can easily imagine taking some students into a place, whatever it is, and asking them what they can infer from their surroundings. Ferguson, R.,

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The Value and Limits of Intuition

Jenny Connected

The instinct to imitate is so important and explains how we learn so much. Learning begins at 45 minutes of life and babies respond to a smiling face within 48 hours. Novices start by learning the rules and sticking to these rules.

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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.

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Links of the Quarter: June 2019

How to Save the World

No Happy Ending: Roy Scranton, author of Learning to Die in the Anthropocene has just written a lovely and scathing review of two new ‘dire but still hopeful’ books on collapse, in the LA Review of Books this week.

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Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

They form the “ third places ” where individual citizens meet and mingle, get informed, learn, as well as form and share opinions. Because of my relevant expertise, I was asked to participate as an external expert in the CIDES project.

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The Wisdom in the No: A New Approach to Conflict

Partnering Resources

Working across differences might just be one of the most important skills humans can learn in our intensely connected, globalized world. Says Rick Maurer , expert on organizational change and resistance, there aren’t “resistors out there just waiting to ruin our otherwise perfect intervention.

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Collaboration is the Hallmark of Community

How to Save the World

As our chorus of 25 rehearsed, I was reminded of the incredible sense of community and joy that learning and singing great music together brings. The etymology of director and conductor is substantially about ‘keeping straight’, not about giving expert instruction.

2019 78

“But what if our people dominate?”

Chris Corrigan

If you are consulting because you don’t know the answer to a question, being absent from the conversations does not help you learn. Furthermore they are founded on good dialogic principles, which you can point to and practice, such as, speak from your experience, listen to learn and be aware of your impact. Inviting a group into these practices helps them focus on each other as as potential experts.

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A decade of living and learning, hosting and harvesting

Chris Corrigan

I have mostly survived by holding questions, opening myself to learning, and reminding myself that I don’t have to be the expert all the time. And who can know what I’ll be writing about on August 31, 2019, in my 51st year, as I catch myself surprised at all that has happened.