Alison Iredale

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3 things you should know about digital literacies

Nothing personal: The questionable Myers-Briggs test

I was recently reviewing some psychological lectures for my real job. One of these was on personality tests. The speaker mentioned the Myers-Briggs test, explaining that, while well known (I personally know it from a Dilbert cartoon) the Myers-Briggs test isn't recognised as being scientifically …

Flipped teaching; is it a new pedagogy and is it sustainable? – Part 2

For part 2 I have looked into Flipped Teaching in a little more detail, as there are lots of definitions out there, and tried to explain what Flipped …

Pedagogy

mulling it over – a thinking tool for reflecting on a research experience

Reflection is one of those weasel-ly words that can mean anything and nothing. Most of us acknowledge that we need to do it, but what does it …

The Wobbly Path to Teacher Development

Have a look at the graph above (the reference escapes me, but do comment if you would like to remind me to pop the reference up there). It’s an …

John Dewey's My Pedagogic Creed : Matthew D. Thibeault : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming

Theories for the digital age: Postmodern perspectives

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Innovation – Trust, diversity and knowledge networks

<b>Innovation with Open Mind</b><p>“…knowledge diversity facilitates all types of contributions to open innovation projects”<p>In some way we can say that the …

Innovation

Neurologist Oliver Sacks on Memory, Plagiarism, and the Necessary Forgettings of Creativity

<i>“Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original… it is a continuing act of creation,”</i> researcher Rosalind Cartwright reminded us in her fascinating treatise on the science of dreams. <i>“The biggest lie of human memory is that it feels true,”</i> Jonah Lehrer wrote shortly before being engulfed in a …

Martin Heidegger Talks About Language, Being, Marx & Religion in Vintage 1960s Interviews

German philosopher Martin Heidegger, whom readers of post-structuralist theory have to thank for popularizing the ubiquitous phrase “always already,” …

Demonstrating the ‘social purpose’ impact of adult education

Many of us in adult education are concerned with its wider and long term impact, on individuals and society. The term ‘social purpose’ helps define …

Vision for adult learning across the EU

<b>After a cautious start, David Hughes now has bags of enthusiasm for the European Agenda for Adult Learning. He explains why</b><p>We were cautious when the …

The Data Delusion: On average, it’s a bit more complicated.

With apologies to Richard Dawkins…<p>Increasingly I am becoming frustrated by <b>the lack of sophistication that is applied to the whole process of</b> …

Subversive education

Noam Chomsky on Wednesday joined Bruno della Chiesa, a visiting lecturer at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), in an Askwith Forum …

Adult vocational qualifications review: England

An analysis of the adult vocational qualifications system in England to identify good practice and recommendations for improvements.<p>Published 8 …

Copyright

Looking for research curious teachers

Are you a teacher who is interested in how we should train our new teachers? Would you like to observe how (fairly) large scale research is carried …

not all literature ‘reviews’ are the same

I was trying to explain to a doctoral researcher the other day that the literature work that you do at the beginning of the doctorate is not the same …

What do good vocational outcomes look like? | City & Guilds

What employers want: what do good vocational outcomes look like?<p><b>This second article in our series looks at successful outcomes for vocational</b> …

Education

Fomo | Social Proof Marketing Platform

our vision is to give honest entrepreneurs the credibility they deserve. If you’re dishonest, go away.<p>I don't sell products. can I still use Fomo?<p>If …

Sharp Planning

… is important because <i>freedom needs boundaries</i>. This paradox is central to the creativity process because it provides a focus for innovation (Idea …

Teaching

20 reasons to use Twitter in adult learning

It’s famous for starting revolutions and keeping Sally Bercow busy but what can Twitter do to supplement and enrich adult education?<p>Twitter is best …