Category Archives: Teaching

Cargo Cults

Arthur C. Clarke’s Third Law states that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”. I think that’s probably true of many things and not just limited to technology – that many things that others do look like magic from the outside. … Continue reading

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Creative Playfulness and Convivial Interactions

I’m giving a paper at the SocMedHE conference at Sheffield Hallam this Tuesday called Creative Playfulness and Convivial Interactions in a Participatory Culture: recent findings and implications for Higher Education. It’s based on some of the findings from my PhD research … Continue reading

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Ticky-tacky feedback

I’ve had two things on my mind this week – the first is the amazing cover of Little Boxes by Walk off the Earth: (this is a serious earworm – catchy tune and lyrics which are political satire as relevant … Continue reading

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Learning and Meaning

I rewatched a superb TedX talk yesterday by Tesia Marshik called Learning styles & the importance of critical self-reflection. She talks about the myth of learning styles and the danger of believing in them, and it’s a powerful and persuasive critique. What … Continue reading

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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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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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