Humanistic Education & the human element #EDCMOOC

I watched Steve Fuller’s talk and read the article on “Humanistic Education” and I was genuinely surprised and confused! They were talking about a kind of thinking about education, that I had never heard of. Having studied philosophy, worked with learning for years and being in teaching and learning #edtech since 2008 I was puzzled… But…Fortsæt læsningHumanistic Education & the human element #EDCMOOC

Being Human – Week 3 #EDCMOOC

What is a human and what makes us human? – Well I’m just going to go with the biological definition and stick to “member of the race Homo Sapiens” – wikipedia has an excellent page on Human, well worth a look even if you’re not currently doubting your own existence, uniqueness or sameness to other…Fortsæt læsningBeing Human – Week 3 #EDCMOOC

#EDCMOOC w2: Visions of education

In the near future children will think of nothing but their learning from they wake up, dying to get to school until they hand in their homework and fall asleep. Teachers are essentially large (sideways) scroll wheels with an audiotrack. Learning is achieved by sitting attentively and listening – or, when it gets really interactive, holding…Fortsæt læsning#EDCMOOC w2: Visions of education

#EDCMOOC w1 – the education

The first week’s perspectives on education are showing their age – not just in design *hello screaming yellow web 1.0 background colour* but also in their views of the internet as being one thing, and that thing being either good or bad – it’s all white hats Vs black hats in the wild west: Cerraulo…Fortsæt læsning#EDCMOOC w1 – the education

#EDCMOOC week one

Must technology either be a depicted as dystopia or utopia? Didn’t we get past that since the great dystopia of 1984 (back in 1948!) – well that was my thought at the beginning of the week, peeking at the curriculum for the Edinburgh U coursera course E-learning and Digital Cultures, aka #EDCMOOC And I still…Fortsæt læsning#EDCMOOC week one