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

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How The 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 1

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Photo by Steve Huntington / Unsplash. But the question arises: do the precepts of arts education hold value for contemporary online pedagogy? Digital Learning arts education online education pedagogyIt is completely admirable to watch the way MOOCs are evolving. In the first wave the pressing challenge was to get content online (welcome to the recorded lecture) and to automate assessment (welcome to the world of quiz)!

How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 4

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Photo by Teddy Kelly / Unsplash. This series has discussed the way eight learning effects drawn from the principles of arts education can be used to enrich online pedagogy. It is worth concluding this discussion by addressing the principal difference underpinning current online pedagogy and arts education. Over the past twenty years, Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) has become an established and leading theory in the field of e-learning and online pedagogy.

Connected pedagogy: Social networks

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Photo by Steve Wheeler In a previous post I outlined some of the metrics around the use of digital media, technologies and social networks. Connected pedagogy: Social networks by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 eden19 collaboration collective action connections Digital education learning media pedagogy social networks Technology tribe

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

How The 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 2

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Photo by Henrik Dønnestad / Unsplash. Digital Learning arts education online learning pedagogyIn this second of four vodcasts, Brad Haseman, Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc. sits down with Sarah Reid, Kadenze, Inc.’s s Director of Business Development, to discuss the distinctive effects arts-led learning is having on online learning design. Here he introduces the fictional-reality effect and the reflection effect. You can read Part 1 here.

Connected pedagogy: Smart technology

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Photo by Steve Wheeler This is the first of a short series of posts, presenting my thoughts leading up to a keynote speech I will give at EDEN 2019, in Bruges. 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.

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

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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Photo by David Bushell on Geograph In a previous incarnation I was Training Manager for a distance learning project called RATIO back in 1996. 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

How the 8 Effects of Arts Education Are Changing Online Pedagogy, Part 3

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Photo by W / Unsplash. In this third of four vodcasts, Brad Haseman, Executive Vice President of Kadenze, Inc. discusses the distinctive effects arts-led learning is having on online learning design. Here he introduces the Emergence, Coherence, and Artistic Redundancy effects. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This third vodcast introduces three of the effects which artists and arts educators bring to processes of learning online.

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. Students now have the capability to create and share their own content through blogs, wikis, video- and photo-sharing services such as YouTube and Flickr.

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

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.

Community Engagement, COVID-19 and Big hART – the promises we must keep

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Photo by Leith Alexander, courtesy of Big hART. Photo by Leith Alexander, courtesy of Big hART. Photo by Chynna Campbell, courtesy of Big hART. Digital Learning arts education community engagement online teaching pedagogy remote learning remote teaching teachingAgainst the unpredictability, against the chaotic uncertainty of the future, the remedy lies in the ability to make and keep promises.” – Hannah Arendt.

COVID-19 and the next New Deal for artists: “Building the Vibe”

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Photo courtesy of Arts Corps. Digital Learning arts education community engagement online teaching pedagogy remote learning remote teaching teachingTeaching is like dancing. Sometimes your step on someone’s feet, misread cues, or land flat on your ass. Whatever the case, teaching is both exhilarating and frightening. Even on the best of days, there’s always one thing that tickles your brain because you know you could have done something better.

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Digital literacies online

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Photo by Steve Wheeler I'm currently writing several short online courses for educators, and I've just published the second module in my online series about digital learning. competencies Digital education learning literacies online pedagogy readiness schools skills students teachers TechnologyIt focuses on digital competencies and literacies and takes under an hour to complete.

Communities and connections

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Photo by Airina Volungevi?ien? 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.

Supporting online learners

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Photo by Steve Wheeler I have just published a third module in my series on digital learning for the ZilLearn platform. communities of practice comparison learning online pedagogy Scaffolding social students support teaching Technology transactional distance theoryThis course, as with the others, is completely free to take - and is especially written with teachers in mind. It's called Supporting Online Learners and the link is here.

What do online educators need?

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Photo by Steinar Engeland on unsplash In yesterday's post I wrote about how teachers are beginning to use online forms of education to enhance and extend the reach of schools. 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. Digital distance education knowledge online pedagogy radio schools skill teachers Technology television web

What shapes teachers' uses of technology?

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Photo by Steve Wheeler The image on this page is a slide from the keynote presented by Graham Brown-Martin at Learning Live, a conference hosted recently in London by the Learning and Performance Institute (LPI). attitudes beliefs constructionism education Graham Brown-Martin instruction learning learning by making learning live LPI Papers pedagogy teachers teaching Technology

How can we engage online learners?

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Photo by Filip Mroz on unsplash In my first post in this blog series I outlined the changes taking place in schools due to the adoption of online forms of education. Quantity was more important than quality, because a rapid population of new digital spaces was deemed to be expedient - the pedagogy could wait. Today, an important, vital question for all educators to address is this: What forms of content, activity and pedagogy are needed now to ensure the success of online education?

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An apple for teacher

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Photo from Pxhere I had the pleasure to do an speak with Sophie Bailey recently, when we recorded a session for Edtech Podcast. edtech education Interview learning learning and development pedagogy podcast Technology vocational

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What is authentic assessment?

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Photo by Frederick Rubensson on Flickr 'In every talk, I'm asked where I would start first in revolutionizing education (K-professional school): Answer, always. This is a simple principle of pedagogy known as constructive alignment (Biggs and Tang, 2011) where we start with outcomes that students need to achieve, support these with appropriate pedagogy, and then assess accordingly (Biggs, 2014).

Blends, borders and boundaries

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Photo by Sylwia Bartyzel on Unsplash Here are some further thoughts on the 'blend' in blended learning: Blends are made of disparate elements. In online and virtual forms of education, especially blended forms of pedagogy, learners are constantly transitioning between complex states as they learn, interact with their tools, content and with others; and as they navigate, discover, create, organise, remix, repurpose and share content.

#EDENchat How effective is mobile learning?

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There will no doubt be several conversations, some around usability, others around technological or social trends, and of course, we will address the perennial questions about pedagogy and the impact of technology on learning. Photo by Johan Larsson on Wikimedia Commons #EDENchat How effective is mobile learning? edenchat education learning mobile learning pedagogy smart phone Storify Mobile communication has become increasingly popular for a number of reasons.

The power of the narrative

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Photo from Flickr I'm fascinated by story telling, and I often wonder why TV series are so compelling. character Chekov's gun cliff hanger education learning narrative devices pedagogy plot line story telling teachingThis is especially so when I'm binge watching a DVD boxed set. Whether you are a fan of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead , Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings or Line of Duty (or all of them!),

Digital age assessment

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In this continuation of my short series on new and emerging pedagogy, I can reflect on my last two posts which focused on the potential for any time any place learning and the changing roles of teachers and students , The latter is characterised by students who take more responsibility to not only discover their own learning and determine their own pathways, but also using their personal devices to learn through knowledge creation, sharing, repurposing and organisation.

Lockdown learning

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Photo source: Pexels Social distancing. I wrote a post called Pandemic Pedagogy about some of the first resources that had been created during the early days of the pandemic. distance education Google Hangouts learning pandemic pedagogy school Skype teacher Teams Technology video ZoomStay at home. Lockdown. These are phrases that will be forever synonymous with the year 2020 - the year of the virus. And what about resilience?

Top ten UK education blogs

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Photo by Hence The Book on unsplash Today I was notified that this blog has been listed in the top ten of the UK's most influential education blogs by Vuelio for 2019. blog Digital education influencer learning pedagogy social media Technology top ten UK VuelioNow, I don't normally pay that much attention to lists of top ten or top whatever, (they cause too much controversy!)

Learning is in the struggle

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Photo by Ron Wise on Wikimedia Commons Learning is in the struggle by Steve Wheeler was written in Plymouth, England and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 discovery education Eureka learning pedagogy school teachingI have always considered myself to be a professional learner. Yes, I'm a teacher, but I get paid to learn, and then to create learning conditions in which my students can also learn.

#TwistedTropes 16. Cupid's bent arrow

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Photo from PxHere In ancient mythology, Cupid is the 'god of love'. Success or failure often depends on the level of passion we invest in our pedagogy and the belief we have in education. TwistedTrope arrow Cupid education learning love pedagogy serendipity teaching TechnologyMore accurately, he's the god of desire, attraction and lust. Cupid's arrow is always meant to aim true, to capture the 'true love of your heart'.

Any computer that can be replaced by a teacher, should be

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Photo by Steve Wheeler Here's my opinion, for what it's worth. automation education humanity pedagogy teachers TechnologyI write from more than 40 years experience working in educational technology while observing the rapid development of machine intelligence. Remember the old Arthur Clarke quote? Any teacher who can be replaced by a teacher, should be.

Being there

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Photo source: Publicdomainpictures Ever wondered how we can overcome feelings of loneliness and disconnect in distance education? Distance Education learning media pedagogy social presence teaching Technology videoIt's a question that online educators have been grappling with for a long time. When you're online, or using your smartphone to communicate, do you ever feel 'connected' to the person at the other end?

Learning with bees

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Photo by Patrick Brinksma on unsplash One of the most impressive TED talks I ever viewed was presented by Neuroscientist Beau Lotto and a 12 year-old student called Amy O'Toole. Beau Lotto beekeeping Blackawton Primary School Dave Strudwick education learning pedagogy schools situated teaching TechnologyAmy had earlier attended Blackawton Primary School in South Devon, under the headship of visionary educator Dave Strudwick.

Passion for education

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Photo by Anthony Easton on Flickr In my last post I wrote about inspiration - for those who are teachers, and also for those who are learning - and I guess, that is just about everyone. Unconditionally regarding each child with positivity is key to good pedagogy (Rogers, 1983). Effective pedagogy not only has impact, it's contagious. assessment education inspiration learning passion pedagogy schools teaching

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. Digital distance education learning online pedagogy schools social media students teachers Technology video conferencingSome schools have begun to experiment, and a few are well down the road to adopting and using online education as a viable supplement, or even replacement for face to face teaching.