Category Archives: Teaching

Interaction

With the new year comes a new challenge for me: as of 4th January I take up my new post as a Good Practice Adviser at the U of Glasgow. This is a brand new role in what will soon … Continue reading

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ALT-C 2016

On Monday I travelled to Warwick Uni for the ALT-C 16 conference, which was taking place in the Warwick Arts Centre: The main purpose of the visit was to present some thoughts that Maha, Kevin and I had put together: Developing … Continue reading

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What kind of bird are you?

I’ve been writing an application for an award on behalf of my work team this week, and as I was writing one section I found myself jokingly describing us as “wise owls, not magpies after the shiny shiny”. I was … Continue reading

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#CERE16 chat

This Tuesday 22nd March, at 5-6pm GMT, Steve Draper‘s Concepts and Empirical Research in Education (CERE) course is going to be holding a Tweetchat with the hashtag #CERE16, and I’ll be facilitating. The question that we’ll be responding to is this: … 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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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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