Tag Archives: liminality

Ritual in the learning environment

In this post I explore what is meant by ritual in relation to the teaching and learning experience and, as we reset our post-pandemic classrooms, why we should care. Given that there is little obligation to care, beyond a notion … Continue reading

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Curiosity – untapping latent energy

Continuing from the post ‘Sublime, curious and distracted – challenging conceptions of learning’, I want to examine curiosity towards finding strategies that can be deployed by the academic and the learner themselves to create an engaging learning environment. Surely, curiosity … 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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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

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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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Repositioning contact time to explain the value of education

I happened to mention that I worked in higher education to a women who sold me a vase in a craft shop; the sort of situation where I normally feel at ease with people I meet beyond the educational setting. … Continue reading

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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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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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Finding the open in the in-between: changing culture and space in higher education

Myself and Kathrine Jensen are presenting at #OER16 (Tue, Apr 19 2016, 2:00pm – 3:30pm) in a couple of weeks time. There’s a lot to cover in the time we have allocated. I thought it would be useful to share some of … Continue reading

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