Monthly Archives: February 2016

Spring is on the way

It’s been a beautiful weekend. After so many weeks of rain, snow, sleet and drizzle it’s been sunny, though cold. As well as all the crocuses in the front lawn, today I noticed the first flowers peeping through in the … Continue reading

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#onetree

This week Kim’s photo challenge is about trees. Despite D&G’s dislike of trees: We’re tired of trees. We should stop believing in trees, roots, and radicles. They’ve made us suffer too much. All of arborescent culture is founded on them, … Continue reading

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Scaffolding

I know that some folk dislike the term scaffolding. For example, in a recent post Sean Michael Morris explains why he didn’t attempt to scaffold #MoocMooc, and that started a healthy debate about the metaphor. I didn’t catch it all, but … Continue reading

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When is an ism useful?

I responded to a tweet by Simon yesterday like this: @sensor63 @Jessifer @Bali_Maha @slamteacher I think the opposite of objectivity might be perspectivism #rhizo16 — Sarah Honeychurch (@NomadWarMachine) February 16, 2016 I did this basically to challenge the thought that … Continue reading

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Where’s the pedagogy?

I love decorating my Christmas tree. Every year I buy more sparkly, shiny things and manage to cram them all onto my fairly small tree – much to N’s amazement and the cats’ delight. Some of the decorations are beautiful, … Continue reading

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Appreciative students

I had a lovely chat with some of my students last week. It was a usual level 1 philosophy seminar and I’d put them into groups of 2-3 to go through some Rousseau quotes together and decide what to make … Continue reading

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Feb 14th Rhizopoem

Ginger’s a rhizome An iris is too Some irises are pink But this one is blue       flickr photo by tanakawho shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license

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When the student is ready …

There’s a saying that is (apparently) falsely attributed to Buddha, which says that: I was reminded of that during the latest #MoocMooc chat when Mark said that: @Jessifer@jasoncummings1@NomadWarMachine@yishaym@slamteacher Much f2f is about control / design online to lose control #moocmooc … Continue reading

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In defence of the VLE

It’s easy to bash the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). I’m not going to pretend that it is a universal panacea for online or blended learning, but it is not as bad as some folk make out.  I think it’s easy to forget just … Continue reading

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Six word manifesto for learning

Today Sean asked us to: Write a six word manifesto about learning, about your learning, about learning management, about building environments for learning.  See here Here’s mine (above). More mantra than manifesto, this is what I have become thanks to … Continue reading

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