Tag Archives: placemaking

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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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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Global #Twalkday

Global #Twalkday Wednesday 3rd October 2018 Theme: Doing, being, becoming, belonging and connecting Time: 3pm GMT (but options for other time zones to be decided) What is Twalkday? The Twalk will be co-ordinated globally and is planned to coincide with … Continue reading

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Researching academic innovation to foster belonging

  I am working with an innovative subject group at the moment who have done much to foster student belonging. They have a long list of small recent and current initiatives intended to develop a cohesive disciplinary identity. Previously, they … Continue reading

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The writing is on the wall – poetry and place

There has been an interesting little discussion on Twitter today following a post fromĀ @viviennestern. This, on a wall @sheffhallamuni made me stop and stare. For all the vitriol about universities, they exist to help us think better, understand more. What … Continue reading

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#minitwalk demonstrates the flexibility of the #twalk model at #socmedhe17

    Since our first successful use of the #twalk model in May 2017, a number of #twalks have used the model in different situations. Our experience and understanding of the #twalk is growing. A number of us involved in … Continue reading

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Place is our starting point

“In Aristotle …we have a very powerful philosophy of place as the starting point for all other forms of existence.” (Cresswell, 2009, p. 2) This year will see the publication of my book Reimagining Spaces for Learning in Higher Education. … Continue reading

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