The importance of being networked

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One of the key reasons educators need a PLN is to keep in touch, to maintain dialogue with their community of practice. Never before have there been so many opportunities to make contact with educators world wide, many of whom have wonderful creative ideas to share.

Maslow, technology and learning

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It's creative and it's often thought provoking. How much more could we say about the uses of technology when we place them up against a pre-digital age theory such as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs model? I love a good mash-up. It's a digital age version of synthesis.

Belonging, friendship and learning

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Image from Pixabay Flawed though it is, Maslow's theory of motivation highlights at least one important theme: We are social beings and we need to know that we belong.

Going the extra mile

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I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In this post, I''m revisiting a well known and heavily used motivational theory - Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs.

All you need is love

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This kind of love is apparent in education when teachers go the extra mile and do extraordinary things to support their students and encourage them to achieve their potentials. Other kinds of love are equally important, not only in education, but in all facets of life.

(re)Designing learning in a digital world

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I deliberately inserted a (re) in front of the Designing theme, because I wanted to make it clear that we need to redesign and re-engineer many of our current practices in higher education, including course design, assessment and student support.

Drive through learning

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I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In my most recent post I featured the theory of Heutagogy by Stewart Hase and Chris Kenyon and its applications to education.

Who's in charge?

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In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. As always, this is a brief and concise explanation of the theory, and a personal interpretation of its possible uses in education. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27.

The point of no return

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I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. The previous post featured Abraham Maslow''s Hierarchy of Human Needs. This is number 27 in my series on learning theories.

Maslow 101

Self fulfilling prophecies

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My most recent post featured locus of control theory, and today's post is about the Pygmalion Effect in education. This effect is commonly known in education as the ' Pygmalion effect ' but is more accurately referred to as the 'observer-expectancy effect'.

Learning, making and powerful ideas

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I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. With his colleagues, Papert was famous for developing one of the first educational programming languages, known as LOGO.

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#LearningIs social

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These are questions for all educators, regardless of the age groups they are teaching. Photo by William Murphy on Flickr #LearningIs social by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Design for life

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I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. My most recent post examined Stanley Milgram''s experiments on obedience to authority and their application in education.

The State of Instructional Design

Tom Spiglanin

” Never mind that I had delivered precisely what was described in my abstract, the thought that social learning as part of a formal educational program could be made into a turnkey system flabbergasted me.

Stage by stage

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In this series I''m providing a brief overview of the theories, and how each can be applied in education. How it can be applied in education There is already substantial evidence that Piaget''s ideas have been applied in schools. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27.

Our mutual friends

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I''m gradually working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27. This is number 28 in my series on learning theories.

In two minds

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In this series I''m providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. How it can be applied in education Teachers should be aware that all students can process information in several different ways. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27.

Shocking behaviour

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I''m working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. How it can be applied in education Teachers should be aware that they may be perceived as authority figures in formal education settings.

Words in mind

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In this series I have been providing a brief overview of each theory, and how each can be applied in education. Helping learners to make connections between movement and visualisation is a common technique in physical education and sport. Maslow Hierarchy of Human Needs 27.

Donald. Duck!

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Maslow's hierarchy of needs is only popular, because triangles are easy to put into Powerpoint slides" he opined. by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0