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?
This is a special mailbox episode, at the request of Scott R. Cowan who asked us to demystify Ontology, Epistomology, Positivism and Interpretivism. Not only will we lift the veil on the terms and show you how they fit together, but we’ll also give you the mental equipment you need to erase poorly written CG… Continue reading Mailbox Magic – How do Ontology and Epistomology help you kill JarJar Binks with headcannons?
Mark’s third dip into pandemic pedagogy is with Professor Peter Hartley. This came about because Mark and Peter are invited every year to do a presentation at the SOLSTICE conference at Edge Hill University. Because of lockdown they were asked to do a video or narrated PowerPoint on the impact of Covid-19 instead. This looked… Continue reading Don’t Pivot, Swivel – Episode 3
In the third and final part of our lockdown schedule ruining miniseries, ‘WHERE’S MY HOVERBOARD?!’, we pick through some of our favourite articles from the 2020 Innovating Pedagogy Report , exploring Posthumanism, Esports in education – and most importantly how gosh darned much we love Red Dwarf. I’m not kidding. I easily trimmed twenty straight… Continue reading Dave Lister, Modern Day Socrates? Can we smash the 2020 Innovating Pedagogy report in to Red Dwarf?
Now here’s a Brucie bonus for you – it’s a pedagogy 2 for the price of 1 special! We’ve got Rebecca Ferguson, innovator of pedagogy and watcher of Buffy joining us to figure out the classroom conundrum of problem based learning, and the metacognitive monster of computational thinking. We mention the Innovating Pedagogy report in… Continue reading School’s out forever! How does Problem based learning help Buffy the Vampire Slayer? (Ft.Computational thinking)
It’s the second in our three part miniseries, WHERE’S MY HOVERBOARD?! Where we take some of our future prediction principles from part 1 and then bash them up against some of the big things that were supposed to transform education…but didn’t, and then look ahead to things that might actually have a fighting chance. And… Continue reading Minority report or majority thought? The didn’ts and mightses of the future of ed-tech
Another weird and wonderful episode in our current run of weird and wonderful episodes! Mike and Mark reflect on a fun and funky learning design session, where we tried to learn and apply Krathwohl’s take on Bloom’s taxonomy using the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a roomful of colleagues. If you’d like to try and… Continue reading Where Krathwohl meets Krang – Applying taxonomies through Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle course design
(NotThePedogodzillaPodcast) Mark’s second chat with Diane on the hop skip and jump to distance learning – once again he’s helpfully included a breakdown of the episode if you’d like to hop to a specific section. Really interesting chat, and a great primer for educators finding themselves lost at sea in these strange times. Mike 0:35… Continue reading Don’t Pivot, Swivel – Episode 2