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Silent Sunday

“102 Mask” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

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Silent Sunday

“68. Carved animal” flickr photo by NomadWarMachine shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC-SA) license

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Silent Sunday

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Learning Despite Assessment

Recently I’ve heard two different people say the following about assessment: I think that both of these statements are obviously wrong, or they ought to be. I can, sadly, understand how assessment becomes the motivating factor for many students because … Continue reading

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Recipes

My Granny taught me a lot about cooking. She’d read a recipe – say for pork chops with apple – and say that she thought she’d make it for tea, and maybe alter it a little bit, because she realised … Continue reading

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The Lion and the Unicorn

The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown … A pause in my day to think about today’s Feldgang. The noise of the stonemasons reminded me that this staircase is being repaired. The lion, of course, stands for … Continue reading

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Chapel

Today’s feldgang – I nipped out to see if a colleague was in, and took a shortcut back through our Uni chapel. I always feel guilty doing this – and more so today as I quickly took out my phone … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself. Education, therefore, is a process of living and not a preparation for future living.” Dewey, Democracy and Education. I’ve been thinking a lot about resilience recently. Not as the ability … Continue reading

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National Unicorn Day

Today is National Unicorn Day. Yes, really. Some of you might know that the unicorn’s Scotland’s national animal. And in these dark, uncertain days, I think we need a miracle to see us out of Brexit, out of te UK, … Continue reading

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