Experiential learning: what does sleeping on cardboard tell me about homelessness?
Posted by apatel in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on March 21, 2019
Trigger warning: this blog may be TMI for some people, so don’t read on if you are easily offended. Much like role-play, the educationalists favourite tool, is superficial and a poor replica of the complexity of any real life scenario, sleeping on cardboard teaches me NOTHING about really being homeless. However, it does […]
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Are we powerless to develop student staff partnerships?
Posted by apatel in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on February 4, 2019
It’s a pretence. The idea that students and staff can work together in a partnership. The argument, put forward by Dr Lucy Mercer Mapstone at the RAISE Special Interest Group on Power Dynamics in Student Staff Partnerships, was convincing. I was left with the concern that ‘Student-staff partnerships’ or ‘Students as consultants’ are just […]
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Useful accessibility options in Windows 10 and Office 365
Posted by Catherine Leyland in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on December 3, 2018
We recently took part in a very useful and well-attended meeting of the East Midlands Learning Technology group that discussed the use of Microsoft Office365 in teaching. This included a review of the accessibility features built-in to Windows 10 and Office365. I’ve selected a few of these that might be useful to share more widely. […]
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Decolonising the Curriculum: How is black history taught in schools?
Posted by apatel in Leicester Learning Institute: Enhancing learning and teaching on November 29, 2018
Dr Angelina Osborne has just given a thought-provoking talk on how black history is taught in schools, and it illustrates why we need to reconsider our disciplines in terms of race and gender. Firstly, certain perspectives, contributions and forms of knowledge are lost or missing, and as such our disciplines are incomplete. And secondly, the […]
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