Episodes

Could phenomenography increase the happiness quotient in Say Yes To The Dress?

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In this episode we’re joined by the fab Sheila Webber, where we find out what on earth phenomenography is (and how to say it, after a lot of practice) – and how it could remove the mad drama from hit reality show, ‘Say Yes To The Dress’. If you’re planning a wedding yourself then this… Continue reading Could phenomenography increase the happiness quotient in Say Yes To The Dress?

Playful Learning 2022 Minis

Scott Wilson, Elden Ring and Struggle – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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Moar minis! Gosh crikey but we got a lot of great stuff at Playful Learning 2022! In this mini, we’re joined by Scott Wilson Senior Data and Analytics Dev at JISC, discussing the phenomenal difficulty of Elden Ring, the joy of innuendo and Across this series, we’re looking at answering the questions:

Playful Learning 2022 Minis

Luca Morini, Final Fantasy 7 and floppy hats – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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Should we rename this podcast ‘the playful learning mini podcast’? Maybe. But in the meantime – here’s another slamming chat from playful learning 2022, this time with Assistant Professor at the Centre for Global Learning (GLEA) of Coventry University, Luca Morini! We chat gamification, eco terrorists with PTSD, and the jealousy that erupts around floppy… Continue reading Luca Morini, Final Fantasy 7 and floppy hats – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

Playful Learning 2022 Minis

Liz Ellis, Alice Gallagher and terraforming foxes – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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It’s a cheeky double, where we speak with Head of School of Digital Education Liz Ellis, and Programme Manager at the Open University, Alice Gallagher! It’s ostensibly about the intersect between games and practice, but we also end up having a lovely chat about all sorts of games, and how knackered we all were three… Continue reading Liz Ellis, Alice Gallagher and terraforming foxes – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

Playful Learning 2022 Minis

Reverend Lindsay Southern, Dobble and Connections –

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In this slightly unusual one, Mike decides to ambush a passer by shortly after setting up his gear – and has a lovely chat with an attendee from a totally different conference: Revered Lindsay Southern! Lindsay is a teacher herself, and we talk Dobble, making connections – and how there’s a cool two player variant… Continue reading Reverend Lindsay Southern, Dobble and Connections –

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

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

Daisy Abbott, Galaxy Trucker and How to fail your research degree – PGZ@PL games and practice mini

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In this games and practice mini, recorded at Playful Learning 2022, Mike is joined by Daisy Abbott – Researcher and research developer in (amongst other things) games based learning, and creator of the authentically cruel ‘How to fail your research degree’. We’ll be looking to answer the question: What games are the UK’s top education… Continue reading Daisy Abbott, Galaxy Trucker and How to fail your research degree – 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