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Hang In There! Dealing with Student Resistance to Learner-Centered Teaching

This article appeared recently in TOMORROW'S PROFESSOR eMAIL NEWSLETTER (edited by Rick Reis) and resonated with a couple of discussions I have been part of in departments where teaching staff were commenting on the issue of "selling" the living cirriculum approach to students.How do the comments and perspectives represented below sit with you?The article was written by Richard Felder of North Carolina State…See More
Jun 24, 2011
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Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science)

"Ed - now we know you are a closet Trekkie! LOL"
Aug 3, 2010
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Windows on Learning - an interesting resource site

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching have created a site to collate examples of how teachers are developing their curricula and teaching practice. They have created a set of multi-media tools that staff can use to document their pedagogical work. The key idea behind the project was to enable staff to share with colleagues some of the ideas, practices, tools, and materials that have worked for them. Click…See More
Jul 30, 2010
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Building the Teaching Commons

I have just had the pleasure of spending a few hours being inspired. I happened to get my hands on Huber and Hutchings’ 2005 book “The Advancement of Learning”. This is a follow-on publication to earlier Carnegie best-sellers such as Scholarship Reconsidered and Scholarship Assessed . The book develops the notion of a ‘teaching commons’ – a community amongst academics where pedagogic knowledge can circulate, deepen through debate and critique, and inform all kinds of innovation so important to…See More
Jul 7, 2010
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Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

http://www.ted.com In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools t...
Jun 29, 2010
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Living Curricula? Two useful metaphors for learning

I have been reading an eclectic range of books recently, and musing about our institutional focus on living curricula. I like the the simplified representation that Anna Sfard used in 1998 to frame two key metaphors for learning: the acquisition metaphor and the participation metaphor. The acquisition metaphor has been a dominant influence in many disciplines (in particular, but not limited to, Language Acquisition). For the acquisition metaphor, the goal of learning is individual enrichment.…See More
Jun 8, 2010
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Exploring Matauranga Maori

With our explicit partnership agreement (Te Noho Kotahitanga) at Unitec, it is vital that we engage with the notion of matauranga Maori and explore the question of what it might mean for us within our specific context at Unitec. This is a link to a talk that Dr Charles Royal gave earlier this year exploring the concept of matauranga Maori. Charles Royal is Director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, and has also been…See More
May 28, 2010
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Hang In There! Dealing with Student Resistance to Learner-Centered Teaching

This article appeared recently in TOMORROW'S PROFESSOR eMAIL NEWSLETTER (edited by Rick Reis) and resonated with a couple of discussions I have been part of in departments where teaching staff were commenting on the issue of "selling" the living cirriculum approach to students.How do the comments and perspectives represented below sit with you?
The article was written by Richard Felder of…
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Posted on June 24, 2011 at 12:30

Unitec resources to support the development of Living Curricula

What is a Living Curriculum? How is Unitec moving programmes towards being living curricula? What does complex conversation look like at different levels? What is the TICK? The resources linked to on this page will hopefully begin to answer these questions, and provide an overview of what the Living Curriculum means for learning and teaching at Unitec. Te Puna Ako advisors are happy to come and discuss any of these with your and your teams.



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Windows on Learning - an interesting resource site

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching have created a site to collate examples of how teachers are developing their curricula…

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Building the Teaching Commons

I have just had the pleasure of spending a few hours being inspired. I happened to get my hands on Huber and Hutchings’ 2005 book “The Advancement of Learning”. This is a follow-on publication to earlier Carnegie best-sellers such as Scholarship Reconsidered and Scholarship Assessed . The book develops the notion of a ‘teaching commons’ – a community amongst… Continue

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Using Project-Based Learning to Cultivate Student Engagement and Trust

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