We recently had to analyse online information literacy tutorials according to Olof Sundin's typology of approaches: source based, behavioural, process, and communication based. I chose Who's Art Nouveau? by the Leonard Lief Library and Lehman College Art Department at CUNY. This instruction comic fell very much into the process category, but shared elements of the … Continue reading Who’s Art Nouveau?
Dissolving the Two Cultures, a talk by Nicholas Popper A Georgian Papers event at King's College London, 29th June 2017 Over lunch today I attended a talk organised by the Georgian Papers Project by Nicholas Popper, who is the Christopher Wren Association Fellow in William & Mary’s Center for the Liberal Arts, in the US … Continue reading Dissolving the Two Cultures
Agile Objects with Senta German and Jim Harris from Agileobjects.org. Yesterday I attended two training session hosted by my workplace's teacher development centre. The sessions were on Agile Objects - using objects to teach with. For the morning session we met in the Archaeology Room of Somerset House. This is an amazing little space with … Continue reading Agile Objects
Questioning can be very powerful: it can really focus the mind (Kline, 2015). Part of our teaching toolkit will usually include questioning. There has been a lot of emphasis on using questioning effectively in schools over the last two decades and I think we can learn a lot from those efforts in the university sector. … Continue reading …the answer to the question on your mind
Popham opens this beautifully produced book by acknowledging that the biggest change he has witnessed since becoming a teacher is that there is emphasis on evidence that "teachers are doing what they are supposed to do" (Popham, 2009: 1). Popham then imparts the only bit of philosophy this book offers which is that "teaching is … Continue reading Teaching by numbers: a review of W. James Popham’s ‘Instruction that measures up: successful teaching in the age of accountability’
I love the Starting Out with Your Studies session. I think it does what it was supposed to do and a bit more besides. However, my curriculum reading has inspired me to take more risks and experiment with my sessions at a more fundamental level. I initially got very caught up in the content, product, … Continue reading How to Break, Not Bend the Rules* (Part Two)
So, after hearing so much about this book and having handed in almost all of the essay based elements of my PGCE work, I decided to tackle the Posthuman by Rosi Braidotti. This is part of my new "Go Big" strategy, inspired by the current BBC drama Undercover. This is the thinking about thinking about going big stage of … Continue reading Introducing the Posthuman…