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Deep and surface learning
Rob, Really Useful Knowledge, Dec 07, 2011
We've been considering issues about deep and surface learning on H812. Good course, H812, but deceptively quick. It's very part time, takes two years, one assignment every three months or so – it's a doddle, I thought. But the weeks fly past with a new topic each week; blink and you miss one, and at my age I blink a lot. Deep and surface learning attracted a lot of chat, and at least one misconception. There's a very good summary of deep and surface ... Wed, 07 Dec 2011 17:02:00 +0000 [Comment]

International Teach Like A Pirate Day
Rob, Really Useful Knowledge, Sept 20, 2011
I'm very disappointed that nobody responded to my eloquent post in the #change11 Facebook group about International Talk Like A Pirate Day. So I thought I'd up the ante by blogging about teaching like a pirate. I don't mean charging into the room shouting "'Zwounds", and "Harrrr", and "Shiver me timbers", complimenting all the women on their buxom figures, and crossing swords with all the men. Though that has a certain appeal compared to some tutorials I've been ... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 19:31:00 +0000 [Comment]

MOOC thinking #change11
Rob, Really Useful Knowledge, Sept 20, 2011
I am a teacher and a lifelong learner. I learn when I teach. I learn sometimes in the interstices of teaching. Sometimes I learn for teaching. Sometimes I learn just for the sake of it. I've signed up for #change11, the MOOC to end all MOOCs. Though I shall be disappointed if there are no more MOOCs. I still have no idea what I'll be focussing on when the MOOC happens. I've been thinking about my academic priorities for this year (apart from making sure all the students pass...)... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 21:05:00 +0000 [Comment]

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