Playful Learning 2022 Minis

Julia Reeve, Lego and Flow – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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Scratchy voiced hosts Mark and Mike are joined by Teacher Fellow at De Montfort University and Lego enthusiast Julia Reeve! We chat playfulness compared to play, mindfulness and flow. Listening back to this I realised Julia has a really relaxing voice, so make yourself a nice cup of tea, nab a biccy and give yourself… Continue reading Julia Reeve, Lego and Flow – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

Playful Learning 2022 Minis

Pen Holland and Catastrophically good game design – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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It’s time for another smashing chat about games and edu-practice, this time with the fab Dr Pen Holland, York’s secret biology mathematician, discussing the brilliantly brutal game Catastrophic, and the brain toaster of Red-7. As with the whole series, we’re looking at answer the questions: Pen gives some slamming advice on how to design an… Continue reading Pen Holland and Catastrophically good game design – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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Andy Walsh and Rachelle O’Brien on the fabulousness of playfulness – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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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

Playful Learning 2022 Minis

Claire Timmins, Minecraft and articulate mandibles – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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It’s another Playful Learning mini, this time joined by the fab Claire Timmins, senior teaching fellow at the University of Strathclyde – where we talk about mandibles, Minecraft, Articulate and Mike and Mark’s embarrassingly poor knowledge of the physiology of speech reproduction. As with the whole series, we’re looking at answer the questions: Also our… Continue reading Claire Timmins, Minecraft and articulate mandibles – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

Playful Learning 2022 Minis

Dr Laura Mitchell, Werewolf and LARP- PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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It’s another playful learning mini, where we’re joined by Dr Laura Mitchell, lecturer in management at the University of York, answering the question: What games are the UK’s top education professionals passionate about? Do they see an intersect between what attracts them to those games, and how they approach their day to day practice? Laura… Continue reading Dr Laura Mitchell, Werewolf and LARP- PGZ@PL games and practice mini

Episodes

How do a scarecrow, a lion a tin man and a gal from Kansas overcome Imposter Syndrome?

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Join Mike, Mark and special guest Puiyin Wong as we start an accidental, on-air imposters support group – and discuss Imposter Syndrome, occasionally remembering to frame it against The Wizard of Oz, but more often against our own bloody knuckled life experiences. We’ve contacted the OED, and they’re going to change the plural of Imposter… Continue reading How do a scarecrow, a lion a tin man and a gal from Kansas overcome Imposter Syndrome?

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Why are B Movies so good for answering bloody stupid pedagogic questions?

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In this B Movie special, we’re looking at three delightfully ‘B’ movies that are, if not close to our hearts, then at least in the same postcode – and using them to answer some mini bloody stupid pedagogic questions, including: How do we Short Circuit Mazlow’s Heirachy of Needs? (Ft. Short Circuit) How can we… Continue reading Why are B Movies so good for answering bloody stupid pedagogic questions?

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How did thinking about humanity’s graduate attributes guide the God Emperor of Dune’s golden path?

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How did thinking about humanity's graduate attributes guide the God Emperor of Dune's golden path?
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It’s an Olde Stylee episode, with just Mike, Mark and a wee focused nerdy question. Been a while since we’ve done one of these! It’s Dune, Frank Herbert’s genre defining and much parodied space opera, and graduate attributes. Attributes for graduates innit. We had a lot of fun recording this one. Can you tell? Also… Continue reading How did thinking about humanity’s graduate attributes guide the God Emperor of Dune’s golden path?

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Are learning styles the boss level zombie of neuromyths?

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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?

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How can the Wu-Tang Clan inform our online collaborative learning experiences?

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Or to ask the full question, how can the RZA, the GZA, Raekwon the Chef, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, ODB, U-God, and Ghostface Killah inform our online collaborative learning experiences? To help answer this, we’re joined by the brilliant Terry Greene, Senior eLearning Designer at Trent University, Ontario and host of the cracking… Continue reading How can the Wu-Tang Clan inform our online collaborative learning experiences?