Globally there is a discussion around the unsustainable ways which humans are living on the planet and everyone is told that they play an important role in meeting the challenges which are now at our doorstep. There is international consensus that climate breakdown and the problems of unsustainable ways of living and being on the planet must be addressed on a system wide, community wide and individual level. Read more
One of the joys of having been involved in doing Ragged University is getting to meet so many people who love learning and who are invested in analysing the differing aspects of doing education in various ways. I had the pleasure of meeting the inspirational Hina Suleman at Liverpool John Moore’s University where she was involved in doing a session with students exploring ways of approaching teaching and learning. Read more
The struggles of innovation: What happens when we introduce innovative technology-based assessments into Higher Education courses? (A collective case study based on investigation of staff and students’ experience with innovative assessments in higher education courses) Read more
This expresses the philosophy of education underpinning the values of Ragged University. This thesis is an expanded version of a presentation originally given at the British Educational Research Association conference held in Liverpool John Moores University 8th November 2018 which spoke to the of ‘Transitions: Challenges, Threats & Opportunities across the Post-compulsory Sectors’. Its original title was ‘Education as Human Development; Rewilding and Saving Social Mammals from the Ostricism of the Market’ Read more
This is material which accompanies a presentation given at Liverpool John Moores University as a part of a module created by Craig Hammond and Angie Daly which focuses on informal education. I was asked to give different perspectives on education outside and beyond formal educational settings and the session was recorded which you can listen to. This articule is to accompany the discussion and provide some materials for reflection.
This is an extended version of the blog article originally published on the British Educational Research Association blog published on 29th April 2019
This is a collection of notes on the creation of curricula through self orienteered gleaning, foraging, collating, creation and curation of activities. All the writings and the website act as an open copy book of the evolving and emerging ideas of education and models of learning available to everyone. Read more