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Informal learning improves the learning process

We, who work in formal education systems – teachers, faculty, administrators, and so on –  tend to have an overly serious view of learning. Sometimes we seem to think that formal learning experiences are the only… 607 more words

Meaningful Learning

Learning Theories in Education

Several theories of learning have been developed over time, however the three prominent learning theories in relation to education are behaviourism, cognitivism and constructivism, with connectivism being developed most recently due to the increase in the use of technology in education. 1,345 more words

Teaching

Open Pathways to Higher Education

by Pete Cannell (OEPS project)

Online repositories hold a huge range of educational materials that encompass learning objects, video, audio and structured courses. The range of choice can be a deterrent for experienced learners and is even more so for those who are tentative and lack confidence.   280 more words

OEP

Identity and teaching and learning spaces

Recently, a paper I co-wrote about the ‘Student Teaching and Learning Consultant’ scheme was published. I wrote it with Dawn Bagnall, who was one of the students working as a consultant, and it was a really valuable experience to be able to discuss and analyse what the scheme had been about with someone who had worked with the staff. 509 more words

Liminality

A framework for content curation

In conversation at EduTECH earlier this month, Harold Jarche evoked George E. P. Box’s quote that “all models are wrong, but some are useful”.

Of course, the purpose of a model is to simplify a complex system so that something purposeful can be done within it. 854 more words

Instructional Design

Flawed, but willing to turn the ship around...

I’ve been lucky enough to have some down time over the last couple of weeks and in between packing up the house for our impending move to York I’ve had the chance to catch up on some reading. 1,240 more words

Learning

K is for Katherine

From writing and developing ELT course books, to story writing, planting flowers and avoiding PARSNIPS,Katherine (or Kath), shares some of her insights of the world of ELT publication, describes a writer’s day and muses on ELT teacher training today. 67 more words

Education