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?
In this episode Mike and Mark pull out the pedagogic pocketknife they’ve been building up over the last 30-ish episodes, and put it to work examining a fun group philosophy learning activity, Funlosophy, presented by Dom Jordan. If you enjoy the episode and want to treat us to a heated caffeinated beverage, then head on… Continue reading How can two and a half years of pedagogic podcasting help us examine an amnesiac hitman? (Ft. Funlosophy)
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?
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
(NotThePedogodzillaPodcast) What do you do if you’re a drama teacher at a high school, your country is in lockdown and you are now having to teach all of your students online? If you have any sense you ask your best bud who also happens to be a lecturer in Technology-Enabled Learning for advice. If you’re… Continue reading Don’t Pivot, Swivel – Episode 1