Ye gods, we recorded this episode a year ago, a year ago! That’s how far behind we are with our editing. Shameful. In this episode we discuss much loved snuggly sunday blanket TV show All Creatures Great and Small, based on James Herriot’s awesome books, and use it to understand Apprenticeships as a pedagogic model.… Continue reading How can (All) Creatures Great and Small boost employability through apprenticeships?
It’s been a while since we’ve done an old style Mike and Mark jobby – remember when these were all we did? We’re tackling ZPD! Everyone’s favourite flipping long way of saying graspable learning. And we’re bouncing it off beloved stabby franchise, Assassin’s Creed. We mention a few things in the episode by the way,… Continue reading How does the Zone of Proximal Development make you a better parkour murderer in Assassin’s Creed?
It’s over, and it’s been an absolute belter of a conference. Join us for an explosive opener from write-the-theme-tune sing-the-theme-tune, join our our headliners for the day, and finally Mark Mike and Nic sit down to reflect on the conference, and start mulling plans for next year.
It’s another very scrappily pulled together daily update, hastily yanked from the RodeCaster on to Mike’s laptop, clumsily mushed together and then chucked out in to internet land. In it, we’re joined by Alex Mosely and Rosie Jones (Playful Learning Organisers) and Giskin Day the headline act to talk about her keynote, how everyone’s doing… Continue reading Playful Learning 2023 Day 2 Recap
Bam! It’s Playful Learning 2023! We’ve all had too much wine (well, Mike has), and we’re giving you an unedited flavour of the conference in three chunks! A quick intro from Mike and Mark, we’re then joined by headline act Lara Ratnaraja, and then tailed off with a look back at day 1 with Pen… Continue reading Playful Learning 2023 Day 1 Recap
Ye gods the end is coming! Grab your go-bag, a cricket bat and join Mike, Mark and Dr Laura Mitchell as we break down how thinking about thinking can help you go to the bathroom safely as the world comes to an end. Because we’re role-playing a serious academic outfit, here’s some handy links related… Continue reading How does metacognition enable people to be the heroes in (dystopian) LARP?
In this episode we’re joined by the fabulous Dr Jane Secker and Chris Morrison from the Copyright Waffle Podcast, where we revisit The Muppets, communities of practice – and share in the experiences in actually sitting within a community of practice. We loved meeting Chris and Jane so much at Playful Learning that we just… Continue reading How do you create the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational community of practice? (Ft. Copyright Waffle)
It’s time for another conference-in-a-pod! A shrunk down flavour of the whole Remixplay 5: Secret Agents of Change conference, January 2023 – Coventry. It’s a conference for mega-educators who use playful practice to engage and build communities, and to then set that community loose on projects of monumental societal change. You’ll hear chunks of the… Continue reading Remixplay 5 2023: Conference-in-a-pod!
We are once again joined by the fab Sheila Webber, information literacy officiando, as we reminisce over the fabulousness of Supermarionation shows gone by, and ask ourselves – what is and makes a Learning Organisation? Is Spectrum a Learning Organisation? No?! Why not?! If you’re wondering why schools, universities and other institutional bastions are often… Continue reading Why is Spectrum not a Learning Organistion? (Ft. Captain Scarlet)
In this episode we’re joined by the fab Sheila Webber, where we find out what on earth phenomenography is (and how to say it, after a lot of practice) – and how it could remove the mad drama from hit reality show, ‘Say Yes To The Dress’. If you’re planning a wedding yourself then this… Continue reading Could phenomenography increase the happiness quotient in Say Yes To The Dress?