Monthly Archives: March 2010

the eternal scholar…

…..engagement is said to lead to deep learning and therefore better academic results (well apparently it’s the thing we all want to achieve in the classroom). But here’s the thing…you might be eternally engaged…ok well I could…but if nothing practical … Continue reading

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Innovation and exclusivity

It’s human nature to be drawn towards rarity and the exclusive (or perhaps at least in the privileged world where our most basic needs are already met).  I wonder if my interest in innovation is also driven by this.  That … Continue reading

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Definition and differences to thrash out

What is the difference between situated cognition and embodied cognition?  I’m sure I know the answer to this so it’s very frustrating that it’s left me again. Kinesthetic Learner (does not exist)? Kinesthetic Intelligence (very different to embodied cognition – … Continue reading

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In defense of hoarding..going back to your roots

I was generally aware of the formative nature of our early years but it came home to me recently when I discovered a pile of my old childhood books and began to read them to Chili.  I suddenly realised that … Continue reading

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Merleau Ponty First Encounters

I finally began to read MP.  I now realise that although the writing seems a bit old fashioned and it is quite a big dense book, going back to much of the source of situated/embodied cognition and phenomenology is going … Continue reading

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Back of the napkin: Interesting book and website on visual thinking

http://www.thebackofthenapkin.com/botn.php for me this website suggests a trend towards a greater acceptance in the mainstream of this kind of approach to thinking and learning.  Perhaps more kinesthetic/haptic approaches will follow?  Once we can find practical simple ways like this to … Continue reading

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Are all my kinesthetic thinking habits successful? habit #1

I find I need to write everything down.   Somehow I need to be doing something whilst I’m listening to what people are saying.  I tend not to read back these notes…it’s just a physical habit of mine.  I used to … Continue reading

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Which question? that’s the question

Explore approaches to improving sense of physical presence in online discussion forums for learning through the use of wearable/tangible interfaces (this one seems most straightforward to me) (e.g speckled jewellry and emotional ties di mainstone is a good start). How … Continue reading

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Very useful and sobering reminder of the fallibility of statistical analysis

100+ Possible Factors Not Related to Delivery Mode for Finding a Significant Difference Between On-Campus and Online Courses  [9/06]

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ChrEdITs raised an interesting point that I didn’t know…that there is a great deal of criticism iof the lack of embodiment in theological education…. For theology and distance learning s/he goes on to argue that the student remains embodied, so … Continue reading

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