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Hazel Owen's Blog – July 2015 Archive (10)

Are you planning to flip your classroom?

Having done some reading and thinking around Flipped classrooms, I found this rather thought-provoking blog post by Jackie Gerstein entitled Flipped classroom full picture: An example lesson. Jackie quotes Harvard…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 25, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Email - a help or a hindrance at work?

Arriving, somewhat ironically perhaps,  via email Jedd Bartlett's recommendation "The Impact of E-mail Communication on Organizational Life" highlighted many of those tendencies about…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 22, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Mobile learning in the classroom...sound odd to you?

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 15, 2015 at 19:30 — No Comments

Culturally responsive design: Pacific peoples

I would like to thank Diana Ayling, who put together these suggestions and links to resources (the original from which the below has been adapted can be accessed …

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 14, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Why are we still measuring virtual learning experiences against face-to-face?

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 11, 2015 at 20:00 — No Comments

What do you think is the teacher's worst enemy? A convenient untruth

Learning styles have been under the spotlight for the last few years (see for example,…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2015 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Opening up the world of learning: Making connections

Me, us, you - over time we make connections, grow and expand out thinking. Over time we come back together in groups to connect with people we know. The collaborations that develop from those connections can be incredibly powerful.



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Added by Hazel Owen on July 8, 2015 at 7:30 — No Comments

The long slow journey to Modern Learning Practices

Modern learning pedagogy is likely to be a long slow journey, with a number of mistakes made along the way, and it's not always going to be easy.



Headspace is key, advises Vicki Hagenaars. You need to have your head in that space; to have been…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 5, 2015 at 8:00 — No Comments

Do schools need to teach students how to think?

It was refreshing to listen to what Guy Claxton had to say in the video embedded below (shared by Derek Wenmoth and cross-posted in full below). His pragmatic stance that, while students need to achieve in assessment, they also need to develop and use metacognitive and social skills (key competencies), made a lot of sense. I did have to laugh at his anecdote of a maths teacher grumbling that not only did he have to teach his students maths, he now had to teach them how to think....…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 3, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Inequality in society the biggest obstacle to education reform?

Through a rather circuitous route of recommendations (podcast) and links, I located the post below. The points that Susan Ohanian highlights were pretty much what I was also hoping to consider, so I have posted her comments (…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 2, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

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