I’m taking the family on a road trip next week. We’re going to visit a school called Lumiar near Ramsgate in Kent. It looks awesome. I first came across Lumiar through an inspirational TED talk by its founder, Ricardo Semler. Since then, I’ve lost track of the number of people that I’ve shared the link … More Is Lumiar the future of education?
Clearly I failed in my attempt to get back into blogging regularly. But last year was crazy, so I’m going to cut myself a little slack. So I was just about to start planning my social media comeback strategy (!) for 2019, when I came across this great post by Seth Godin on why you … More Get back on the (blog) horse
What is important?PeopleRelationshipsHappiness What should I do today?Talk to peopleStrengthen relationships and build new onesEncourage and foster happiness What about me?What do you want? To feel like I’m making a difference. To be amazing! How can you do that? By making sure that my work makes sense and I’m working towards clear goals.What does that … More What should I do today?
A recent article in The Chronicle picked up on Harvard’s recent financial splurge on new approaches to teaching. The motivation for the splurge was the growing that the traditional teaching method in Higher Education – the lecture – was failing to achieve its goals of “prodding students to make meaning from what they learn, to … More Death of the lecture
I came across an article suggesting that “deliberate practice” is a more effective way of teaching students than the traditional lecture. I’ve not heard of deliberate practice so I decided to investigate. According to the article, the deliberate practice method involves the tutor providing students with a multiple-choice question on a given topic. The students … More "Deliberate practice" – another way of "flipping the classroom"?
We’re being restructured. It was never going to be a straightforward experience, but as Homi Bhabha remarks, “the state of emergency is also always a state of emergence” (Bhabha 1994: 41). I must thank my PGC course leader for that. I’m having to justify my role as part of the restructure. Currently I am an … More Are you a technologist, academic developer, facilitator or chameleon?