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Does Neo really experience Experiential Learning in the Matrix?

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Does Neo really experience Experiential Learning in the Matrix?
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This episode we take a look at the Experiential Learning model, through the lens of The Matrix. It’s my new favorite learning model (simple, helix, practical) combined with one of the best films ever made (because Keanu Reeves), and to really ice the cake we finally sorted out the show format. Break down the question,… Continue reading Does Neo really experience Experiential Learning in the Matrix?

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How do you fight off Dementors using Constructive Alignment?

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How do you fight off Dementors using Constructive Alignment?
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This week, Mike and Mark look at constructive alignment through the lens of Professor Remus Lupin’s marvelous defense against the dark arts curriculum. We also accidentally look at Meerkats, as it turns out they’re amazing teachers as well as being properly rock and roll. This is going to be a bit of a trunk episode,… Continue reading How do you fight off Dementors using Constructive Alignment?

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Cognitive load / The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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Cognitive load / The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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This episode we answer the question – How does the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy help Arthur Dent take a cognitive load off? To do so, we’ll pick apart our understanding of the concept of cognitive load, give some really bad examples of it, and then bang it against Douglas Adam’s accidental masterpiece until the… Continue reading Cognitive load / The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

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10 Principles of Instruction / Yoda the supply teacher

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10 Principles of Instruction / Yoda the supply teacher
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This week, we’ll be reviewing Barak Rosenshine’s 10 principles of instruction and asking ourselves: was Yoda an effective supply teacher? If you’ve never come across them before – Barak Rosenshine’s 10 principles are really popular in the US, so popular infact that he’s added a load more. We’ll unpack them, sense check them, give them… Continue reading 10 Principles of Instruction / Yoda the supply teacher

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Communities of practice / World of Warcraft

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Communities of practice / World of Warcraft
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This episode, we’ll be pottering around in Lave and Wenger’s communities of practice model and asking ourselves, what does a boundary object have to do with Leeroy Jenkins? Wait … did we even answer that in the episode? If we didn’t then here it is: the concept of Leeroy Jenkins is a boundary object that… Continue reading Communities of practice / World of Warcraft