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?
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?
Bam! It’s Playful Learning 2023! We’ve all had too much wine (well, Mike has), and we’re giving you an unedited flavour of the conference in three chunks! A quick intro from Mike and Mark, we’re then joined by headline act Lara Ratnaraja, and then tailed off with a look back at day 1 with Pen… Continue reading Playful Learning 2023 Day 1 Recap
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?
In this episode we’re joined by the fabulous Dr Jane Secker and Chris Morrison from the Copyright Waffle Podcast, where we revisit The Muppets, communities of practice – and share in the experiences in actually sitting within a community of practice. We loved meeting Chris and Jane so much at Playful Learning that we just… Continue reading How do you create the most sensational, inspirational, celebrational, muppetational community of practice? (Ft. Copyright Waffle)
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!
We are once again joined by the fab Sheila Webber, information literacy officiando, as we reminisce over the fabulousness of Supermarionation shows gone by, and ask ourselves – what is and makes a Learning Organisation? Is Spectrum a Learning Organisation? No?! Why not?! If you’re wondering why schools, universities and other institutional bastions are often… Continue reading Why is Spectrum not a Learning Organistion? (Ft. Captain Scarlet)
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?
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:
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