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.

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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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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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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. Public libraries are cornerstones of civil society.

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The Meaning of ‘Flow’ in Education

Jenny Connected

Anyone who follows this blog will know that I am interested in the work of Iain McGilchrist and what we can learn from his book The Master and his Emissary: The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World. Yale University Press.

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Truth in Education

Jenny Connected

At about six minutes into the video, Heather talks about freeing students from the yoke of authority and learning to think for themselves. Yale University Press.

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Shocks of familiarity with Michel de Montaigne

Jenny Connected

Even though he lived more than 400 years ago (28 February 1533 – 13 September 1592), there is still much we can learn from and relate to in Montaigne’s work. That perfectly describes how I have felt in beginning to learn more about Montaigne, his life, times and essays.

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Two kinds of knowing

Jenny Connected

minutes), who points out the limitations of rote learning of meaningless terms without understanding. Derry also quotes Robert Brandom (2015) as saying, “one cannot have one concept without having many”, noting that this appears to present a learning paradox. Yale University Press.

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Nothing on Offer Here

How to Save the World

P eople want to believe, and they want people who seem to have found answers to tell them what they’ve learned, and what to do as a result. And, since there is no you, there is nothing you can do or learn or become to dispel or see through this illusion. image CC0 via maxpixel.

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Even Simpler and More Hopeless Than That

How to Save the World

Since there is no you, there is nothing you can do or learn or become to dispel or see through this illusion. image from youtube video by principieuniversi.com .

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From the feed

Chris Corrigan

Understanding the Learner and the Learning Process. I am fascinated by the connection between how we learn in complex systems and how we strategize in complexity. And there is no better lab for understanding good complexity learning than complex sports like basketball and football.

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