Category Archives: Polycontextuality

How being situated in multiple contexts at the same time affects learning

Education as a liminal state

I have been reading Thomassen’s (2014) ‘Liminality and the modern: living through the in-between’. Liminality comes up in my work on a daily basis, whether I am thinking about the connections we make through models of hybrid learning, interdisciplinary learning, … Continue reading

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Between states: metaxis, connectedness and fluency

Learning, for me, often describes a state of being between. This betweenness may refer to ideas, knowledge and understanding, modalities, or spaces. In this post I examine the nuances of terminology used to describe these states; terminology that goes beyond … Continue reading

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Playing with time and crossing boundaries: multichronicity #activelearning

An analysis of the tweetchats revealed that neither synchronicity nor asynchronicity are able to capture the essence of what goes on in such a conversational space. Neither get close to capturing the value of the learning experience. Multichronicity provides a way of looking at the design of experiential learning in settings that accommodate learning ecologies: the academic designer must consider the quality of time spent in and navigating through a learning experience. Continue reading

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Lifewide learning domains: rich intersections or contested spaces

I noted in my previous post on mapping our learning that I would be engaging in the collaborative inquiry ‘Towards a Better Understanding of Our Own Learning Lives’ led by Norman Jackson, Rob Ward and Jenny Willis. I have just about … Continue reading

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Further reflections on learning walks and the #Twalk model of #activelearning

The walk I organised for last week introduced several new ideas about the role and methods of learning walks for me. This is a very long post. I was tempted to break it down. However, I needed to get it … Continue reading

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Learning Spaces twilight walk on #ActiveLearning on Thursday – join us! #SpaceTwalk2020 #ALN

This is a reminder that this Thursday from 4pm-6pm (UK) our Active Learning Network at Anglia Ruskin University is conducting a learning space walk (#SpaceTwalk2020) and we encourage you to join us from wherever you are – walking in parallel … Continue reading

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Embodiment – physicality and presence in #activelearning

Imagine active learning. What comes to mind for me is people, together, finding value and common purpose in each other. ‘People’ is a significant word in this description. It’s not an abstract notion of ‘learner’, it is a real, humanistic … Continue reading

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Design for Active and Blended Learning

I am reposting my blog post for the #LTHEchat tweetchat I led this evening. The tweetchat community is a fantastic forum of co-creativity and I very much value the knowledge that it always generates. Thanks all. The response tonight was as incredible … Continue reading

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Polycontextuality, spheres and headphones

Space, including learning space, can be thought of as ‘spheres’ and ‘atmospheres’. Ash (2016) looks at the implications of this for studio studies. For me and my own interest in studio-based learning and my longstanding interest in the ‘digital voice’ … Continue reading

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Twalking back to happiness #twalk #spacetwalkLeeds

Join us for a Twalk , 27th March 2019 Theme: Doing, Being, Belonging, Becoming and Connecting – the role of learning space I have posted on each of the theme keywords. The key question for us to explore is, how … Continue reading

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