Towards deconstructive nonalignment: A complexivist view of curriculum, teaching and learning (Gough)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Gough (2013) covers some useful points on complexity, what it is, how we (in education) feel about it, how we deal with it. The paper does however lean towards strawman arguments at times. It concludes suggesting a way between the …

What is curriculum? Exploring theory and practice (Smith)

Reading Time: 1 minute The views on curriculum theory have changed, as the view on the purpose of education has changed. This very readable paper, takes us through definitions of curriculum through the ages, their influences and the possible impacts of their adoption on …

Do you recognise any theoretical influences on courses you have taken yourself or are involved in teaching or supporting?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Using Selwyn (2017), I considered the courses I had taken over the years. I struggled to find whole courses as examples, which were much more likely to be made of a combination of approaches, depending on the activity. Nevertheless, here’s …

A critical analysis of technology-enhanced learning design frameworks (Bower and Vlachopoulos)

Reading Time: 2 minutes This paper set out to compare a selection of models developed “…to help teachers efficiently and effectively design learning opportunities using new and emerging technologies.” (p.981) From those available, 21 were chosen and analysed based on the following criteria: whether …

Design, learning networks and service innovation (Carvalho and Goodyear)

Reading Time: 2 minutes Trying to understand what the authors meant by ‘interface transparency’, led me to reading around this term in publications on UX. My very quick take… It seems that the idea of the only good interface being a transparent interface took …