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Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 28, the one with the M&MsHost and Guests In Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 28, the one with the M&Ms

In Episode 28, our discussion of lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items delved into the power of narrative and stories in capturing students' attention, the anxiety both educators and learners face, role-play and embodied learning, underscoring the importance of empathy, creating a conducive, safe learning environment with a holistic development of head, heart, and hands in education.

Posted on: 18 December 2023

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 27, the one with the kiss of bloodHost and Guests In Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 27, the one with the kiss of blood

In Episode 27, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion evoked an environment where students exercise agency and confidence to explore new ideas through experiments, metaphorical imagery, gamification and where students are guided through complex threshold concepts with a range of exciting and fun pedagogies drawing on active learning, collaboration and peer learning. …

Posted on: 6 December 2023

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 26, the one with the story/ paper/scissorsHost and Guests In Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 26, the one with the story/ paper/scissors

In Episode 26, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion explored how we can get scientists to engage in less linear, creative thinking, getting students to interact directly with artefacts, engage them in peer-to-peer feedback, reflective learning, and the importance of struggle in the process of learning.

Posted on: 20 November 2023

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 25 - the one with the jewellery fraudHost and Guests In Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 25 - the one with the jewellery fraud

In Episode 25, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion included the value of incorporating creativity and reflection into teaching practices, encouraging a lighter and more lighthearted approach to learning, the value of incorporating arts and crafts to engage others as well as the concept of a time machine to slow down time, enabling teachers to teach effectively while incorporating enjoyable and interactive elements.

Posted on: 19 June 2023

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 24 - the one with the death penaltyHost and Guests In Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 24 - the one with the death penalty

In Episode 24, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion included getting students to examine and debate issues, concepts from different perspectives to develop their criticality and nurture inclusivity in our classrooms, using playful learning or technologies in creative ways to the importance of physical exercise for a healthy body and mind.

Posted on: 13 March 2023

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 23 - the one with the magic boxHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 23 - the one with the magic box

In Episode 23, our lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, included team roles and skills, allowable weaknesses, facilitating students to ask their own questions, using creativity and playfulness, online collaboration tools as well as using cameras for reflection, and bringing a magic box full of surprises to inspire new connections for learning.

Posted on: 16 January 2023

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 22 - the one with the card gameHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 22 - the one with the card game

In Episode 22, our lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, included getting students engaged in cases that use personal connections, storytelling, card games where students can overwrite the rules and taking a course/programme-level approach to formative assessment; coming full circle back to campfires to tell, read and create stories that sustain us.

Posted on: 5 December 2022

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 21 - the one with the clownHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 21 - the one with the clown

In Episode 21, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our islands included student-organised conferences, starting learning NOT at the start, getting students to practise assessment of exemplars, authentic learning, branching scenarios, discussion around in-class polling and the importance of having fun whilst learning.

Posted on: 11 July 2022

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 20 - the one with the kettle and the mugHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 20 - the one with the kettle and the mug

In Episode 20, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our islands have included adjusting our teaching to work-based learning, the importance of tea breaks in the staff room, getting students to use their curiosity to construct research problems, mental shortcuts for research projects to agile stationery and co-creating a shared dictionary for teaching.

Posted on: 10 June 2022

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 19 - the one with the treasure huntHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 19 - the one with the treasure hunt

In Episode 19, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our islands have included micro-learning, trauma-informed pedagogy, authentic learning, simulation, portfolio-based dissertations and the importance of creating social spaces for students to open the door fully to their learning potential.

Posted on: 6 April 2022

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 18 - the one with the podcastsHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 18 - the one with the podcasts

In Episode 18, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion ranged from the importance of supporting students holistically, the value of blended learning, podcasts as versatile pedagogies, OERs, Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLE) and online engagement frameworks.

Posted on: 18 March 2022

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 17 - the one with the Play-DohHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 17 - the one with the Play-Doh

In Episode 17, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, our discussion covered lots of areas from design thinking, slow thinking, creativity, self-determined learning and sustainability.

Posted on: 25 February 2022

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 16 - the one with the knotsHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 16 - the one with the knots

In Episode 16, in addition to lightbulb moments, treasure island pedagogies/props and luxury items, we talked about being responsive to our students’ needs, and going back to basics if need be, the pedagogy of kindness, the role of lectures and the importance of listening as part of the learning process.

Posted on: 26 January 2022

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 15 - the one with Winnie-the-PoohHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 15 - the one with Winnie-the-Pooh

In Episode 15, our guests’ lightbulb moments included ways of facilitating learning through questioning, good learning design, our boat of treasure island pedagogies/props carries items including bottles of confidence, constructive alignment, De Bono’s thinking hats and characters from Winnie-the-Pooh.

Posted on: 17 December 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 14 - the one with the kaiHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 14 - the one with the kai

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: 2 December 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 13 - the one with the GIFsHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 13 - the one with the GIFs

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: 9 November 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 12 - the one with the MushroomsHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 12 - the one with the Mushrooms

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: 14 October 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 11 - the one with the Snake HandlerHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 11 - the one with the Snake Handler

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: 4 October 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 10 - the one with the cookbooksHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 10 - the one with the cookbooks

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: 29 September 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 9 - the one with the tree houseHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 9 - the one with the tree house

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: 24 June 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 8 - the one with the Tunnocks tea cakesHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 8 - the one with the Tunnocks tea cakes

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: 14 May 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 7 - the one with the ukuleleHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 7 - the one with the ukulele

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: 30 April 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 6 - the one with the hot air balloonHost and Guests in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 6 - the one with the hot air balloon

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: 12 April 2021

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 5 - the one with the coconutPeople in Online Meeting

Treasure Island Pedagogies: Episode 5 - the one with the coconut

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: 22 March 2021