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?
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!
This is like an advent calendar of podcasts, but in November! Ho ho ho! Andy Walsh, editor for the Journal of Play in Adulthood and Rachelle O’Brien, Senior Learning Designer at DCAD, join us in another of our Playful Learning minis to talk about ‘We didn’t playtest this at all’ and Sonic the Hedgehog. Across… Continue reading Andy Walsh and Rachelle O’Brien on the fabulousness of playfulness – PGZ@PL games and practice mini
Mike here! I’ve edited together a choice selection of the 8 hours or so of material we recorded alongside a few of my reflections to produce this conference-in-a-pod, an audio scrapbook / selection box of my experience at Playful Learning 2022. I’ve written an accompanying blog post for the Open University Learning Design Team Blog,… Continue reading Playful Learning 2022: Conference-in-a-pod
Recording something quick and scrappy while the conference wraps up around us! An edited version of this will appear in due course, but if you’d mad hungry for the flavour of the conference then here it be. Mildly processed to make it listenable, but uncut. All of this was recorded on a tiny wee Zoom… Continue reading Playful Learning 2022 Day 3: Mike and Mark’s reflections, Sylvester Arnab’s keynote and the closing ceremony
‘More unedited content?!’ I hear you cry. ‘Has the boy lost all pretence at quality?!’. Well partly that, but mainly this poor little laptop is just about up to connecting to the internet to upload mp3s. We’ll be home in a few days, with the chonky boi PC for some proper editing. And then you’ll… Continue reading Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning Day 2: Jane Secker and Chris Morrison, their keynote copyright cabaret and waffles! (nearly unedited)
It hurts to put something out without editing it first, but to quote a topical outgoing donkey ‘them’s the breaks’. An edited version of this, with promised links, magic wonder and mystery will appear in the future – I solemnly promise. Review of day 2 of the fantastic Playful Learning Conference 2022, with Mike (Meeee),… Continue reading Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning Day 2: Review of the day with co-co chairs Nic and Rosie (unedited)
This sounds a bit like a Harry Potter book title now I look at it. More nearly unedited coverage from the Playful Learning Conference 2022! This time interviewing the fab Dr Elliott Spaeth to discuss his keynote, shoot the breeze and be a little bit late for the next parallel session. Elliott’s favourite Pokemon is… Continue reading Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning 2022 – Day 1: Dr Elliott Spaeth and the Keynote of Inclusive Learning
Live(ish) and largely unedited because I’m editing this together on a tiny laptop in a hotel room! Interview with Nick and Alex, the mighty cochairs at Playful Learning Conference 2022! (More details and some actual episode text to follow once I’ve a sleep. Cor it doesn’t half take it out of you all this learning… Continue reading Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning 2022 – Day 1: Introducing Playful Learning
This week we’re joined by Mary Jacob, as we chat about our quintessential pop culture zombos, using them to pick apart neuromyths – and in particular the biggy – Learning Styles! Before the wickerman gets erected, we’re not conflating these with learner preferences, or learning requirement/needs/delivery/accessibility reqs – we’re focusing on the VARK psychometric guff.… Continue reading Are learning styles the boss level zombie of neuromyths?