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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.

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

Jenny Connected

Having followed Stephen’s e-learning 3.0 Trends in e-Learning and Virtual Education. This thinking is very much influenced by his knowledge of advancing technologies and how these might be used to ‘reinvent education’ but it is not only influenced by technology. e-learning 3.0

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The Meaning of Depth and Breadth in Education

Jenny Connected

On Plate 7 in his book, The Master and His Emissary, he writes: Here light, colour and texture of the stone surfaces all emphasise the depth of perspective in both time and space, drawing us into felt relationship with the world.

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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

The title of her talk, which was delivered on May 22 nd 2018, is Knowledge in Education: Why Philosophy Matters. McGilchrist writes of the nature of knowledge that it can be seen from both these perspectives (see p.94-97, The Master and His Emissary). It is uniquely ‘my’ knowledge.

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Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

What are the implications of what is invisible for how we live and learn? So, for McGilchrist and for Mejias, the spaces between, whilst invisible, are redolent with meaning and highly significant to our understanding and knowledge, just as the empty space in atoms, which makes up 99.9%

2019 148

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. . Embed links to other people and add to the gifts of knowledge you receive before passing them on.

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