Pandemic pedagogy

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Pandemic pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Coronavirus education learning pandemic pedagogy resources teaching Technology

Cruel pedagogy

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Ban the use of all technology from your classroom (With thanks to Bryan Alexander) Cruel pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 classroom discussion learning pedagogy school teaching TechnologyImage by Amboo Who? on Flickr 1. Place all chairs and tables in rows facing 'the front' 2. Talk at your students 3.

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True pedagogy

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Pedagogy is not about directing children. In its absolute form, pedagogy is not just about teaching. In the truest sense, teaching is just one element of pedagogy and not the entire story. Pedagogy focuses on the learner and what they are capable of achieving. Previously I wrote about the origins of the word pedagogy , and how it can be appropriated into current practice. Pedagogy is about leading learners to the place of education.

3D Pedagogy

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I recently wrote a blogpost entitled ' Maker Pedagogy ' where I outlined some of the emerging educational benefits of learning through making. The advent of 3D Printing (also known as additive manufacturing) has brought maker pedagogy opportunities to schools and other educational institutions in a fairly affordable manner. So how will 3D printing contribute to the development of pedagogy? 3D printing education Fablabs learning makerspaces pedagogy teaching Technology

Connected pedagogy: Shared minds

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I call this connected pedagogy. When people connect using technology, they seek out commonalities and look for shared experiences. It's comforting to know that others are experiencing the same doubts and difficulties as we are, or that we can all work together to succeed in a common task. The selection of common goals and purposes is a powerful motivator for those engaged in collaborative learning. One essential element of connected pedagogy is communication.

Music, learning and pedagogy

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Music, learning and pedagogy Steve Wheeler was written in Liberec, Czech Republic and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 learning music pedagogy performance Stuart Sutcliffe teaching The Beatles transferrable skillsImage from Pexels Being interviewed by Rick Zanotti last week got me thinking about music and learning. The conversation turned to music, my songwriting and performances with various bands during the 80s and 90s.

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New pedagogies?

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We need a new set of pedagogies (and we also need to know how these can be supported with theory) if we are to maximise the impact of technology on education. New wine needs to be poured into new wineskins, and similarly new technologies require new pedagogies, which requires us to change the way we teach, assess, and even represent knowledge. Photo by Alan Levine on Flickr New pedagogies? EDEN education knowledge learning pedagogies schools Technology

Maker pedagogy

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More and more teachers are beginning to realise that creating environments and possibilities where students make things is a very powerful pedagogy. My own students become familiar with researching, problem solving, decision making, team working and expressing their creativity. American educator Jackie Gerstein makes some important observations about how teachers can change their perspectives and embrace maker pedagogy.

Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

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A variety of new approaches to pedagogy have been introduced as a result of our hyperconnected society (of which more in a future blog post). The fact that any of us can access knowledge, expertise and resources so we can learn at any time and in virtually any place, means that the way we see pedagogy must change. Probably not, but teachers will need to re-evaluate what they do, and the pedagogies they employ, when we have tools such as the Pilot available.

Dodgeball pedagogy

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This is innovation in pedagogy - using existing and familiar contexts, to revise and modify as great learning experiences. Dr Tim Lynch's Professional Website Plymouth Institute of Education blog Photo courtesy of Suarts on Flickr Dodgeball pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 dodgeball education games learning pedagogy Physical Education schools teaching

Networked pedagogy

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Image by Calvinius on Wikimedia Commons Networked pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 New theories for the networked, digital age, emerging cultures of learning and a hyper-connected and networked society. Differentials between academic practices, and the variety of roles we adopt within communities of practice and learning. Flipped classes, Massive Open Online Courses and Mind Technologies.

The meaning of pedagogy

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Following on from my recent posts on praxis and the meaning of education , here are a few thoughts on pedagogy. We seem to have many views on the nature of pedagogy and how it is conducted. To gain a clear understanding of pedagogy, we first need to examine the origin - the etymology - of the word. The word pedagogy has its roots in Ancient Greece. Taken in this context, we would probably all agree that pedagogy is about children''s education.

People, politics and pedagogy

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Working on that project, I think I learnt far more about people and politics than I ever learnt about technology or pedagogy. People, politics and pedagogy by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 businesses computer education learning pedagogy people politics ratio satellite Technology training videoconference

Narrative pedagogy 3: Problem solving

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In this short series (on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy'*) I'm exploring some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Photo by Kabir Bakie on Wikimedia Commons *Yes, I know that the term 'narrative pedagogy' has been used before, but in other contexts. My use signifies how storytelling devices can be applied to everyday pedagogy. deus ex machina education Gestalt learning narrative pedagogy problem solving story telling teaching

New spaces, new pedagogies

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Here's the abstract for my keynote: New Spaces, New Pedagogies: Harnessing the Power of Social Media in Education A rapid emergence of social media – the so called ‘Web 2.0’ – has opened up new opportunities for participatory learning in all sectors of education. Image source New spaces, new pedagogies by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention

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In this short series on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy' I want to explore some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Image source Narrative pedagogy 1: Focusing their attention by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 education interrupting routine learning narrative pedagogy story telling teaching

Bear pit pedagogy

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Image source Bear pit pedagogy by Steve Wheeler is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 In our digital literacy teacher training programme at Plymouth University we create environments that encourage critical thinking. My colleague Peter Yeomans (AKA @ethinking on Twitter) says we create the 'bear pits' for our students.

Narrative pedagogy 2: Maintaining the suspense

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this short series on what I will call 'narrative pedagogy'* I want to explore some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education. Photo by Daniel Hollister on Flickr *Yes, I know that the term 'narrative pedagogy' has been used before, but in other contexts. My use signifies how storytelling devices can be applied to everyday pedagogy. confusion learning narrative device pedagogy red herring story telling teaching Walking Dead

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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Photo by England on Flickr Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Chekhov's gun education Harry Potter learning narrative device pedagogy storytelling Walking DeadTeachers can learn a lot from the techniques writers use. In this short series I'm exploring some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education.

Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots

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Photo by England on Flickr Narrative pedagogy 4: Connecting the dots by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Chekhov's gun education Harry Potter learning narrative device pedagogy storytelling Walking DeadTeachers can learn a lot from the techniques writers use. In this short series I'm exploring some of the storytelling techniques that can be adapted for use in education.

Inspire to learn

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I have gone on record as saying that although I don't need to work any more , I continue to work at Plymouth University, mainly because it is a great place to learn and to continue developing my research interests around digital pedagogy. All of my content is licensed under Creative Commons, so that others who wish to, can freely use it, repurpose it, and redistribute it without cost.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

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How to Make Sure Your Course Meets Its Learning Objectives

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Scientists, economists, accountants, and mathematicians all have one thing in common: they all deal in “absolutes.” Image: “ Bullseye ” by Emilio Kuffer, via Flickr Creative Commons License. Instructional Design Online Learning assessment eLearning evaluation instructional design learning objectives Pedagogy Robert Mager tests training

Which Strategy Is Better: Frequent Quizzing or End-of-Milestone Quizzing?

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Image: “ Exam ” by AlbertoG via Flickr Creative Commons License. eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning assessment best practices eLearning evaluation instructional design Pedagogy quiz testsHow Should You Design Your Online Course’s Assessments? Assessments are a critical component of eLearning courses, but is there a best practice for designing their frequency or depth?

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

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Image of hourglass by Alexander Boden via Flickr Creative Commons License. eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning alpha testing assessment Brain Research eLearning evaluation forgetting curve instructional design memory Pedagogy retentionIs it better to binge on new lessons, or to learn incrementally over time?

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How to Set Proper Learning Objectives

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Army via Flickr Creative Commons License. eLearning Tools Instructional Design Online Learning assessment bloom's taxonomy eLearning instructional design learning objectives Pedagogy testsAs celebrated inspirational speaker, coach, and author Ben Gay III once said: “No amount of travel on the wrong road will bring you to the right destination.” ” The same can be said about instructional design and the development of eLearning content.

3 Steps for Creating Online Courses Your Students Will Love and Remember

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and incorporate practical how-to components (like simulating common problems by using a hands-on tutorial). Images by Betsy Warner and Matt Cornock via Flickr Creative Commons license. Instructional Design Online Learning eLearning instructional design Pedagogy user experienceSeth Godin speaking at Business of Software 2010 • Image by Betsy Weber.

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How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

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How to Create Mnemonic Devices That Help Your Students Remember

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Each course you design will have specific content that lends itself to unique mnemonic devices, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get creative in how you link your lessons to memory aids. Image: “Word” by Dovydas Čiomėnas , via Flickr Creative Commons license. eLearning Tools Instructional Design eLearning instructional design learning aids mnemonics Pedagogy

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Digital literacies online

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Digital literacies online by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 competencies Digital education learning literacies online pedagogy readiness schools skills students teachers Technology

How to Make Online Learning Easy for First-Time eLearners

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Supporting online learners

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Supporting Online Learners by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Photo by Steve Wheeler I have just published a third module in my series on digital learning for the ZilLearn platform.

Tips for Better Data Visualization

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If you’re in the business of data – analyzing it, assessing it, interpreting it, or presenting it – then you also need to find creative and engaging ways to visualize it. Image: “ I Heart Graphs ” by Ken Kuchih via Flickr Creative Commons License. Accessibility eLearning Tools Online Learning accessibility data graphic design graphics images instructional design Pedagogy visual cues

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Digital identity

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What's more, they are placed into the context of online learning, digital pedagogy, social and psychological theory and teaching in the technology enabled world of the virtual classroom. Digital education identty learning online pedagogy personality selfie social students teachers Technology

Integrating technology

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Integrating technology by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Image from pxfuel I'm pleased to announce the launch of module number 4 in my Digital Learning series on the new ZilLearn platform.

How are you engaging your learners?

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One of the principles of pedagogy I learnt very early on in my career was not to privilege teaching above learning. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

Communities and connections

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My opening keynote speech at the 29th annual EDEN conference at VIVES University of Applied Sciences in Bruges, Belgium earlier this week was given the title Connected pedagogies - Learning and teaching in the digital age. I also mentioned some of the emerging tools and technologies that are just becoming available, and speculated on how these might influence changes in pedagogy in the coming years. Photo by Airina Volungevi?ien?