"education" blog posts
Posted on: 2 December 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 14, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion featured Māori, Confucian and Arabic traditions and contexts, the focus on the whole person and creating the right environment for learning, including the importance of rituals that facilitate flexible and informal learning, such as through ‘kai’ (food) time.
Posted on: 9 November 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 13, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion veered from gradually lit-up to disco lightbulb moments, from simulation-based learning through to the role of debate, photo voice and the skills of using gifs.
Posted on: 14 October 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 12, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies, props and luxury items, our discussion rowed forwards, backwards, in full circles and spirals. We touched upon student-centred learning, authentic assessment, the concept of expansive learning, respect, the idea of learning with and from our students. We also observed that sharing knitting patterns as a communal activity is akin to the act of sharing and comparing our individual teaching practice.
Posted on: 4 October 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 11, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion touched on some of the ingredients that can make learning happen, from nurturing deep emotional connections, through facilitating difficult discussions (‘Pedagogies of Discomfort’) to cognitive dissonance.
Posted on: 29 September 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 10, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion touched on various creative collaborative solving approaches with students with our luxury items making sure we will have a great time on the Treasure Island.
Posted on: 24 June 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 9, ungrading, threshold concepts, the Balloon Academy - lots of pedagogies and lightbulb moments resonated in today’s discussion. A common theme was linking learning to anything to do with moving and making.
Posted on: 14 May 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 8, so much covered by our guests: open education, involving students as partners in our initiatives, the revival of audio to have meaningful and human connections with students and more.
Posted on: 30 April 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 7, learning is slow-burning, it takes time to nurture and it is great when it all comes together at the end. Our guests also discuss the potential of multimodal learning, through visual imagery, doodling, sketching or drawing.
Posted on: 12 April 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 6, rule breaking, disruption and connectedness were shared themes between our guests and their Treasure Island Pedagogies. Our guests also challenged us to look beyond the bright side of pedagogies into their ‘shadowy siblings’.
Posted on: 22 March 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 5, our guests highlight the need to be experimental and take our learners out of their comfort zone into a creative, safe space where they can learn and discover both the passion for and the science of teaching.
Posted on: 4 January 2021 | Category: General
In Episode 4, we discussed the challenges and opportunities of doing role-play, group discussions in an online Covid setting and bartered teaching ideas and also had a special mention of the original Treasure Island.
Posted on: 18 December 2020 | Category: General
When I was asked to contribute to this blog I thought it’d be good to look back on my experience and share it with you. I moved to the UK 11 years ago as an international student. If I remember it correctly, the first thing I noticed was how reluctant home students were to work with international students. And also, how international students consciously or unconsciously created their own networks.
Posted on: 15 December 2020 | Category: General
In Episode 3, an episode of Ms, Mathew, Matt and Katherine share various student-centred and collaborative learning inspired lightbulb moments and teaching props.
Posted on: 20 March 2020 | Category: General
With the University moving to remote teaching and remote working, these have become uncertain times for colleagues. My friends in other departments across the University have expressed their apprehension of working remotely and are concerned about how to stay active and connected. So here in CIE I have asked my colleagues what works for them and we have put together some recommendations or tried and tested tips and tricks for a positive remote working experience, and have listed some apps which have helped us maintain a positive outlook.
Posted on: 11 March 2020 | Category: General
With rationing in supermarkets, flights cancelled until further notice and the whole of Italy on lock down, to say we live in interesting and uncertain times is an understatement. We thought nothing could rival the complexity of Brexit; but the rapid spread of coronavirus across the globe just goes to show we should never underestimate our ability to be surprised!
Solstice Conference Edge Hill University - 5th-6th June 2019. Who are you and who do you want to be?
Posted on: 16 August 2019 | Category: Conference & Event Reports
I attended Edge Hill’s Solstice Conference on 5th June 2019 in Ormskirk. It was a productive and fast paced day filled with great practice and inspirational talks. A real highlight of the conference was witnessing Phil Race’s semi-retirement ‘This is Your Life’ presentation and celebration.
Posted on: 8 May 2019 | Category: Conference & Event Reports
On the 17th April 2019 the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences hosted an event to discuss digital fluency and what that means across different disciplinary contexts.
Posted on: 2 April 2019 | Category: Conference & Event Reports
I attended a three day training event with Microsoft learning about a number of software, apps and training opportunities that I feel could be implemented into learning and teaching at the University of Liverpool.