This episode, join us as Learning Design professionals from four of the UK’s most prestigious universities come together to help Hogwarts, the magical school for witchcraft and wizardy, pivot from magical to non magical teaching. Why you may ask? Because of a terrible disease that’s ravaged the wizarding world and disrupted everyone’s lives! Any similarities… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Learning Design Proposal
This episode, join Mark, Beccy and Mike as we engage in waaaaay too much Apollo 13 and space race geekery before finally getting on to the subject of constructionism, what it is, and why Mike seems to get in confused with all other words beginning with the letter ‘C’. Could we have edited out the… Continue reading How did the Apollo 13 crew use constructionism to return safely to Earth?
How’s that for an unwieldy episode title? Join Mike, Mark and Paul as they gradually lose the plot, smashing everyone’s favourite bit of cognitive bias, the Dunning Kruger Effect, in to everyone’s favourite bit of Schadenfreude voyeurism TV, Come Dine With Me. We close out this episode with a song from Plantfoot, and their fabulously… Continue reading ‘Come Dunning with me, Kruger!’ Whether teaching or dining – how do you know if what you are serving up is actually any good?
Oh boy do these episode titles keep getting longer and weirder or is it just me? Also this is the March episode…despite the release date of April…sorry about that! Mad month. Again…(thousand yard stare, sees helicopters and explosions) This week Join Becky, Mark and Mike as they try and figure out how those darn kids… Continue reading ‘How do the Losers Club avoid being eaten by shapeshifting monsters from beyond the void? ‘IT’s’ social constructivism!’ (Ft. activity theory)
Boy oh boy do we have a treat for you. Join Mike, Mark, Clare, Dot, Olivia, Mark number 2 and Chris in a multi university Pedagogic Poetry Slam mashup. Beat Poet Mark Childs gives lectures the gentle treatment. Piratical buccaneer Clare Hill shanties our ship about the benefits of ICEBERGs. Ghost of a Victorian music… Continue reading The Pedagodzilla Pedagogic Poetry Slam
Welcome to the *cough* January Episode! Absolutely not published late. It’s pretty topical, but topical if you remember January 2021 – and that might as well have been last century at this point. In this episode we’ll be looking at the Beandad twitterstorm in a teacup, and using it to think about constructivism, our own… Continue reading How can you make constructivism amount to more than a hill of beans?
Merry Christmas from Mike and Mark at Pedagodzilla! In this extra festive episode we explore Jack Mezirow’s transformative learning, through the lens of the greatest Christmas movie of all time (and by gum we’ll die on that hill) The Muppets Christmas Carol. Also Mike had to edit out around 20 minutes of ranting about the… Continue reading Christmas Special! How do spooky muppets guide Scrooge through transformative Learning? (ft. experiential learning & rants)
Join a band of starry eyed adventurers, Mike Collins (Learning Designer at the Open University, Bard), Chris Cox, (Learning Designer at Cranfield University, Paladin) and Mark Childs (Senior Learning Designer at Durham University, Rogue), as they battle through concepts and goblins, in search of the thrice edged blade! We explore narrative in narrative, narrative in… Continue reading Why is a Mickey Mouse degree actually the best kind of degree you could experience? (Or, Pedagodzilla and the tale of The Thrice Edged Blade)
In yet another weird and wonderful special, Mark Childs, Mark Williams and Mike Collins each present a silly pedagogic monologue in the style of everyone’s favourite northern playwright. Hopefully he won’t take us to court over our dreadful impersonations. We’ll use these carefully crafted dramatic masterpieces to discuss: Vampiric Learning Styles. Magical journeys through virtual… Continue reading How litigious is Alan Bennett when it comes to pedagogic monologues?
The hills are aliiiiive with the sooooound of lectuuuuures. And that’s why Active Learning is so gosh darned important. In this episode we’ll be answering the bloody stupid question, ‘How does Julie Andrews escape nazis with active learning?’. To do so we’ll look back to the veil of time to the pre-on demand media era,… Continue reading How does Julie Andrews escape Nazis with Active Learning?