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Harry Potter and the Learning Design Proposal

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Harry Potter and the Learning Design Proposal
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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

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How did the Apollo 13 crew use constructionism to return safely to Earth?

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How did the Apollo 13 crew use constructionism to return safely to Earth?
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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?

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‘Come Dunning with me, Kruger!’ Whether teaching or dining – how do you know if what you are serving up is actually any good?

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'Come Dunning with me, Kruger!' Whether teaching or dining - how do you know if what you are serving up is actually any good?
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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?

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‘How do the Losers Club avoid being eaten by shapeshifting monsters from beyond the void? ‘IT’s’ social constructivism!’ (Ft. activity theory)

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‘How do the Losers Club avoid being eaten by shapeshifting monsters from beyond the void? 'IT’s' social constructivism!' (Ft. activity theory)
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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)

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The Pedagodzilla Pedagogic Poetry Slam

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The Pedagodzilla Pedagogic Poetry Slam
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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

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How can you make constructivism amount to more than a hill of beans?

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How can you make constructivism amount to more than a hill of beans?
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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?

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Mailbox Magic – How do Ontology and Epistomology help you kill JarJar Binks with headcannons?

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Mailbox Magic - How do Ontology and Epistomology help you kill JarJar Binks with headcannons?
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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?

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Don’t Pivot, Swivel – Episode 3

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Don't Pivot, Swivel - Episode 3
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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

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Dave Lister, Modern Day Socrates? Can we smash the 2020 Innovating Pedagogy report in to Red Dwarf?

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Dave Lister, Modern Day Socrates? Can we smash the 2020 Innovating Pedagogy report in to Red Dwarf?
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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?

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School’s out forever! How does Problem based learning help Buffy the Vampire Slayer? (Ft.Computational thinking)

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School's out forever! How does Problem based learning help Buffy the Vampire Slayer? (Ft.Computational thinking)
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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)