Playful Learning 2023

Fabulous formative failure with Alistair Aitcheson and Laura Mitchell at Playful Learning 2023

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Episode 2 of our very late miniseries recorded at the Playful Learning 2023 conference, where we discuss what we can learn from Fabulous Formative Failures, and the Danish movement of Pissedårlig undervisning, or Piss Poor Teaching. Alistair Aitcheson (Alistair Aitcheson) and Laura Mitchell (York University) have a second go at recording their experiences of a… Continue reading Fabulous formative failure with Alistair Aitcheson and Laura Mitchell at Playful Learning 2023

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How can applying UDL principles make you a better dungeon master in D&D?

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In this episode we’re joined by the fab Dr Elliott Spaeth to discuss UDL (universal design for learning), the least played game in the world D&D (Dungeons and Dragons), and how it’s possible to get halfway through an episode before you realise you’ve been asking the wrong questions all along. Also we actually remembered to… Continue reading How can applying UDL principles make you a better dungeon master in D&D?

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How can (All) Creatures Great and Small boost employability through apprenticeships?

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How can (All) Creatures Great and Small boost employability through apprenticeships?
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Ye gods, we recorded this episode a year ago, a year ago! That’s how far behind we are with our editing. Shameful. In this episode we discuss much loved snuggly sunday blanket TV show All Creatures Great and Small, based on James Herriot’s awesome books, and use it to understand Apprenticeships as a pedagogic model.… Continue reading How can (All) Creatures Great and Small boost employability through apprenticeships?

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How does the Zone of Proximal Development make you a better parkour murderer in Assassin’s Creed?

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It’s been a while since we’ve done an old style Mike and Mark jobby – remember when these were all we did? We’re tackling ZPD! Everyone’s favourite flipping long way of saying graspable learning. And we’re bouncing it off beloved stabby franchise, Assassin’s Creed. We mention a few things in the episode by the way,… Continue reading How does the Zone of Proximal Development make you a better parkour murderer in Assassin’s Creed?

Playful Learning 2023

Playful Learning 2023 Day 2 Recap

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It’s another very scrappily pulled together daily update, hastily yanked from the RodeCaster on to Mike’s laptop, clumsily mushed together and then chucked out in to internet land. In it, we’re joined by Alex Mosely and Rosie Jones (Playful Learning Organisers) and Giskin Day the headline act to talk about her keynote, how everyone’s doing… Continue reading Playful Learning 2023 Day 2 Recap