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Conversation-based #activelearning – exploiting the differences between dialogue and debate

Active learning is essentially conversational – a ‘to-ing and fro-ing’ of ideas, whether this is a collaborative exchange or personal cogitation and reflection. Pedagogically, there is a lot to exploit here. I was recently involved in a discussion about the … Continue reading

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Learning with consequence #activelearning

It’s the Global Festival of Active Learning this week. Our secret question in the organising group is ‘so how do we make this a festival and not a conference?’ It’s got to be about people and attitude. Just feeling good … 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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Structure and memory-mapping in #activelearning

The idiom ‘from pillar to post’ both indicates the role of structure in a journey and, at the same time, cautions that substance, purpose and clarity are necessary to a fruitful experience. In the previous post, I discussed divergence and … Continue reading

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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

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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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Feedback: where learning begins #activelearning

While the title of this post is intentionally contentious, it allows me to reflect on one or two recent discussions and reinforce some key ideas about active learning design, especially in the context of ‘unified’ active learning (UAL): how it … 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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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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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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