Tag Archives: experiential learning

Transparency, turbulence, ambiguity and uncertainty in #activelearning

“One student’s safe uncertainty is another student’s chaotic nightmare.” (Orr & Shreeve, 2018) Based on research I conducted with others into student satisfaction of learning (Heaton et al., 2015), being clear with students about what is expected of them has … Continue reading

Posted in Learner Engagement | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Active Learning, Belonging, Learning Space and Place, Polycontextuality | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Active Learning, Digital Placemaking, Learner Engagement, Learning Space and Place, Media-enhanced learning, Polycontextuality, Scholarship and Research, Social Media for Learning, Walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Belonging, Digital Placemaking, Learner Engagement, Learning Space and Place, Personal & Professional Development Planning, Polycontextuality, Scholarship and Research, Social Media for Learning, Walking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Learning Spaces Iceberg

This infographic represents the complexity of learning space discourse and points to the experiential value of the ‘hidden depths’ where the space is least understood because it is least represented and least visible – who are the advocates for the … Continue reading

Posted in Active Learning, Belonging, Digital Placemaking, Learning Space and Place, Media-enhanced learning, Smart Learning & BYOD, Social Media for Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio reflection

My colleague Jo Outteridge encouraged participants in our Active Learning Network meeting on ‘Active and Reflective Learning’ to produce a resource together by incorporating examples of reflective learning from our various areas of practice. Jo introduced models of reflective and … Continue reading

Posted in Media-enhanced learning, Personal & Professional Development Planning, Smart Learning & BYOD | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Decolonising the active curriculum #activelearning

This post considers the need to decolonise the active curriculum. It follows on from ideas considered in the previous post on embodiment which concluded that advocates and practitioners of active learning must look deeply at the meaning of being student-centred. … Continue reading

Posted in Active Learning, Belonging, Co-operative pedagogy, Learner Engagement, PhD, Studio and Studio-based Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Active Learning, Belonging, Co-operative pedagogy, Learner Engagement, Learning Space and Place, Literacies and Intelligence, PhD, Polycontextuality, Studio and Studio-based Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Teaching ‘whole people’ holistically – understanding co-operative learning

Andresen, Boud and Choen (2000) set out criteria for experience-based learning. The goal of experience-based learning involves something personally significant or meaningful to the students; Students should be personally engaged; Reflective thought and opportunities for students to write or discuss … Continue reading

Posted in Active Learning, Belonging, Co-operative pedagogy, Creativity, Employability, Learner Engagement, Learning Space and Place, Personal & Professional Development Planning, Studio and Studio-based Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Product – co-production vs commodification as a site of learning

Yesterday, I spent much of my time in meetings: one appraisal, one research-related, one project-related, and one a planning meeting. Coincidently, each of those four meetings required me to remind myself that an education is not, “A thing that can … Continue reading

Posted in Active Learning, Co-operative pedagogy, Employability, Learner Engagement, Studio and Studio-based Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment