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About amiddlet50

Educational developer working in academic innovation in higher education in the UK

Friendship and the classroom

I attended a seminar today given by my colleague Emma Heron. I was fortunate enough to mentor Emma through a year-long research project looking at the role of friendship in the student experience. It was good to catch up today … Continue reading

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#audiofeedback – join me in building a toolkit

I would like to invite you to share your experience of using audio feedback and to become part of a network of voices. For those of you who use audio feedback, video feedback or screencast feedback this should be easy … Continue reading

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Learning from the Futurists: analysis of the third Futurist manifesto

The route of the manifesto as an art form is Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ The Communist Manifesto (1848). Loud, clear and confrontational, this form was later adopted by F.T.Marinetti in The Foundation and Manifesto of Futurism (1909), and from … Continue reading

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What does studio mean to you? #learningspaces

I would value your thoughts if you have ever studied or practised in a studio. Studios are used in many disciplines and I am trying to understand if there is an essential meaning and identity associated with the studio as … Continue reading

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Peripatetic space – we twalked again, like we did last summer

On Friday we twalked again – that is we walked, talked and tweeted (#twalk). Unlike our hot, sunny walk in May, it rained a lot! As mentioned in the previous post, Friday’s twalk was part of ALT’s Learning Spaces Special Interest … Continue reading

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Stretch your legs #lssig #twalk #TwalkBoundaries

Join us for a Twalk tomorrow, Friday 28th July between 14:15 and 15:30 BST If you joined us at the end of May on the #MELSIG #SIGCLANS Twalk you will undoubtedly want to join us again – wherever you are. You will … Continue reading

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Reflections on workshops given on Active Learning Classrooms #activelearning

These slides capture our reflections on Active Learning and Active Learning Classrooms following workshops presented at Nottingham Trent University, Sheffield Hallam University and University of Sheffield teaching and learning events. If you are working in this area we would love … Continue reading

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