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Being part of something – having a sense of presence #activelearning

The idea of ‘being’ is about presence and is central to an active learning philosophy. It reflects two things: personal identity and social presence in the learning environment. Lehman and Conceicao (2010) describe this as ‘being there’ and ‘being together’. … Continue reading

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The Connected Classroom – “The Hub of Connectivity” #activelearning #hybridlearning

I am preparing a workshop for #ARUDigiFest titled ‘Digital collaborators: developing a digital classroom approach of connected learning’ (Cambridge 9th September and Chelmsford 11th September). Working with my colleague Uwe Richter, we will explore the idea of the digital classroom … Continue reading

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Holistic model of active learning for integrated employability #activelearning

You may be aware that I changed job this year and I now have the privilege of leading work in support of Anglia Ruskin University’s Active Curriculum Framework. It was the institutional commitment to active learning in its Education Strategy … Continue reading

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Promoting learner autonomy and the question of fail-safe strategies

As an advocate of active learning, learner autonomy is never far from my thinking. The development of confident autonomous lifelong learners and intrinsically motivated self-determined graduates captures, for me, the primary purpose of a UK higher education. It is the … Continue reading

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A Dependency-Autonomy model for personal and professional development planning

The challenge of framing employability in relation to personal and professional development planning has been a constant consideration for the team I am leading to support an integrated view of employability in the curriculum. The natural inclination of academics, in … Continue reading

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Negotiated learning and the subject of teaching

What is the subject of teaching? In this post, I mull over this question, its several meanings and its implications for negotiated active learning. In my role as an educational developer with responsibilities for both staff and curriculum development, the … Continue reading

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A place for imagining – blue skies under the tree canopy

Myself and a colleague have some difficult thinking to do this week. Exciting thinking, but difficult nevertheless. So, we could book out a teaching room lined with whiteboards for the day and see what happens, but that feels too ‘inward’ … Continue reading

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The future is active – implications for future academic practice

I have been thinking about the future academic and the implications for academic development recently. The Open University’s ‘Innovating Pedagogy’ is an insightful annual report (http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/), though I would love to see one for 2018. I have seen Mike Shales … Continue reading

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B plus or A minus? Assessment in the creative disciplines

I attended ‘B plus or A minus? Assessment in the creative disciplines’, part of a programme of events being run by the University of the Arts London last week. The venue, Central St Martin’s (CSM) new Granary Wharfe, is a … Continue reading

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