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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?

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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I wrote that: "The age of social technologies has radically transformed the way we live our lives, and that includes how we learn and teach. eden19 collaboration collective action connections Digital education learning media pedagogy social networks Technology tribe

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New pedagogies?

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In a recent blog post, Antonio Teixera , President of EDEN wrote: "By just adding 21st century technologies to 20th century teaching practices we’ll only be diluting the effectiveness of teaching." We will fail if we attempt to use new tools while we teach in the same the old ways.

Inspire to learn

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The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. What issues in HE teaching and learning are you passionate about?

Assessment in the digital age

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Image from JISC publication This table is very useful summary for anyone who is interested in aligning assessment with teaching methods. The table above helps to simplify the complexity somewhat, and provides educators with models that helpfully describe alternative approaches to pedagogy.

What shapes teachers' uses of technology?

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It's not just about teaching and learning. The successful integration of technology will depend on the critical balance of activities and engagement with knowledge, and will continue to be influenced by the role teachers believe technology can play in supporting learning.

Digital age assessment

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These posts were prompted by a blog written by Daniel Christian on emerging trends of new pedagogy. He says: "An increased use of technology not only to deliver teaching, but also to support and assist students and to provide new forms of student assessment."

Learning by design?

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A recent tweet by Jason Elsom made me sit up and take notice: 'We need to stop designing schools for teaching and start designing schools for learning.' Do they lecture, or do they support? Photo from Wikimedia Commons Learning by design?

Why lectures?

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One astute observation is that even when universities do adopt online modes of teaching such as MOOCs , all that seems to occur is the lecture is transferred to digital format. education lecture MOOCs pedagogy teaching technology learning university

5 of the best

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It can be a thorny topic and a bone of contention for any number of reasons, but continues to absorb most of the oxygen in the debate about what constitutes good pedagogy. assessment blogging education learning pedagogy teaching Technology

#Learning is.

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From this, the many definitions and perspectives that were offered made me think that each could be elaborated on, supported with pedagogical theory and opened up for further discussion. Aaron Davis education Geelong College learning pedagogy teaching Technology

Flipping the teacher

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The work of Harvard University professor Eric Mazur supports this approach, because, as he says - instruction is easier than assimilation, and advocated coaching rather than lecturing as early as the 1990s. We learn by teaching. Ask students to peer-teach.

Schools and online education

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Photo by Sergey Zolkin on unsplash Many educators are now investigating how online technologies can improve, extend or enrich teaching and learning experiences. In my next post I will present the questions, and elaborate on them to support an online discussion.

Teacher Voices: Tyla Elworthy

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I have wanted to be a teacher since I began teaching the alphabet to my teddies in my bedroom when I was about 7 years old! When one of my pupils came up to me and said ‘Miss Elworthy, you’re the reason I love coming to school, you teach me interesting things, thank you’.

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MIS en place

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Jackie Mulock, Business Manager at Marner Primary School , London said: "The move from our own system to RM Integris was seamless and happened virtually overnight, thanks to the support of RM Education and our local authority.

Power sharing

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In my last post I discussed Daniel S Christian''s three trends of an emerging pedagogy. I speculated on whether a new social divide might also emerge as a result of the new pedagogy he outlines. How willing will they be to take on a less central role in this new pedagogy ?

What is authentic assessment?

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It's important because it shows that assessment drives they way we teach. 2011) Teaching for Quality Learning at University. 2014) Constructive alignment in university teaching. assessment Cathy Davidson education learning pedagogy schools university workplace

Teacher Voices: Lloyd Chilcott

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Finding out what former students are doing now they are qualified, is one of the joys of teaching. We must try to engage parents more and make more opportunities for them to develop skills to support their child's education and personal development.

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Top ten UK education blogs

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This blog comes in at number 4 for 2019, so I'm delighted that the metrics (visitor traffic, design, social media shares, post frequency, interactions, etc) support the many hours of effort I make each month to contribute to the knowledge of my learning community.

What teachers need

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Teachers too are less localised, often working and teaching in places that extend beyond traditional classroom boundaries. However, the same teachers thought that technology to support formative and summative assessment was the most important (84 per cent).

#LearningIs.

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From this, the many definitions and perspectives that were offered made me think that each could be elaborated on, supported with pedagogical theory and opened up for further discussion. LearningIs Aaron Davis education Geelong College learning pedagogy teaching Technology

What students need

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Children need a great deal of support throughout their learning journey. Although grades matter, more important still is the feedback students receive on their work and performance, and the interventions that teachers can make to support those they see struggling.

Teacher Voices: Megan Douglas

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She is half way through her second year of teaching. She now teaches in Berkshire where she grew up. It really is the little things that I enjoy about teaching, the ‘light bulb’ moments and watching children grow throughout the year.

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Touch and go

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Since the introduction of the iPad and the subsequent parade of similar touch screen tablets, there has been much speculation about exactly what impact the devices might have on learning and teaching.

Blogging: Five of the best

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Blogging has always been one of the ways I best express my ideas, and coupled with teaching, public speaking and a number of interviews on video and through podcasting, it has been my main channel of communication and dialogue with my professional community in recent years.

Teacher Voices: Chris Nesbitt

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Chris is now leading computing and teaching Year 5 at a primary school in Bristol. I spent some time in local primary schools and when I saw the impact I could have just as a teenager on work experience I knew teaching would be right for me. Where is the government support for teachers?

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Teacher Voices: Hannah Shelton

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She now teaches Year 3 in a one form entry school in inner city Bristol, England. However, she had an excellent NQT mentor who supported her throughout and is now her Head of School (also a Plymouth University graduate!)

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Learning is a journey

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There is also a definitive role for teachers, who should support, scaffold and facilitate these learning efforts. Many commentators have argued that we should return to the true meaning of pedagogy , a subject I have also expanded upon here. Simply, teaching is driven by assessment.

#3quotes from Dewey

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One of the first things I learnt from reading Dewey, is that we don't teach subjects, we teach people. curriculum democracy differentiation education John Dewey learning learning by doing pedagogy schools STEM teachers

Tested to distraction

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For the current UK government, testing is not there to support better learning. They are forced to teach to the test , which detracts from good pedagogy and also leads to higher stress and anxiety levels, not only for the teachers themselves, but also for many of their students.

Testing times

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Perhaps the most serious problem of Sats is that teachers (who know their own reputation is at stake) will tend to teach to the test, so that as many pupils as possible pass the examinations. We need to support teaching, not distort it.

Reflecting on your practice

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I was in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to keynote a conference on technology enhanced learning, and yet for the interview I ended up talking about reflective practice and pedagogy. action research critical thinking learning professional practice reflection on practice teaching

#EduGoalsMOOC resources

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Image from Wikimedia Commons For the # EduGoalsMOOC Twitter chat today, I have compiled a short list of useful resources that relate to the use of technology in education, and specifically technology integration.

Something old, something new.

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Commonly, the New Year is a time when we think of renewal, look forward to the future and anticipate what might be on the horizon. it''s the process of establishing oneself as a node in a broad network of distributed creativity.''

How complex is learning?

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Consequently, any attempts to teach, or to provide formal environments within which learning can occur, yield complex problems. Is that really the only way to teach? To support learning of any kind, personal choice of method, tools and context are vital.

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