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 Image by Amboo Who? on Flickr 1.

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. The selection of common goals and purposes is a powerful motivator for those engaged in collaborative learning.

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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.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Connected pedagogy: Social networks by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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 skills

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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. So how will 3D printing contribute to the development of pedagogy?

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. Photo by Alan Levine on Flickr New pedagogies? EDEN education knowledge learning pedagogies schools Technology

Dodgeball pedagogy

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This is innovation in pedagogy - using existing and familiar contexts, to revise and modify as great learning experiences. dodgeball education games learning pedagogy Physical Education schools teaching

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.

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

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.

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. The word pedagogy has its roots in Ancient Greece. Yes, the Ancient Greeks used tablets!

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.

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. education interrupting routine learning narrative pedagogy story telling teaching

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.

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.

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 Teachers can learn a lot from the techniques writers use.

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.

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.

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 Teachers can learn a lot from the techniques writers use.

How to Create Effective Test Questions

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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. Photo by Airina Volungevi?ien?

What do online educators need?

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The question is over what teachers need, in terms of knowledge, skills and disposition, to be able to make a success of such a radical change in pedagogy. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

An apple for teacher

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An apple for teacher by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 edtech education Interview learning learning and development pedagogy podcast Technology vocational

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Assessment in the digital age

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The table above helps to simplify the complexity somewhat, and provides educators with models that helpfully describe alternative approaches to pedagogy. assessment Biggs and Tang constructive alignment feedback learning pedagogy students teachers teaching

What shapes teachers' uses of technology?

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by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

The Secret to Beating the Forgetting Curve

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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.

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

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How can we engage online learners?

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Quantity was more important than quality, because a rapid population of new digital spaces was deemed to be expedient - the pedagogy could wait. by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0

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How to Set Proper Learning Objectives

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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 experience

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How to Measure Online Course Effectiveness

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Image: “ Improvement ” by thinkpublic, via Flickr Creative Commons License. Every course or training initiative has at least one of two goals: to bridge knowledge gaps , and/or to transform the learner’s behavior.

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.

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Trends and blends

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Blended learning diversity EADTU education Empower flipped classroom pedagogy Technology universityImage captured by Angeles Sánchez-Elvira Paniagua Earlier this week I took part in two online webinars.