May 3rd, 1300-1530 Polhill Campus
Continuing development workshop for educators
Before the MirandaMod event on May 3rd Professor Christina Preston and her MirandaNet team will run a training workshop, ‘An ‘un’ what? How to run an unconference’, from 1300- 1530. The participants will then be invited to shadow the MirandaNet team during the final MirandaMod that runs from 1630 -1930. There will be online support for planning your MirandaMod and a follow up workshop in July to support the organisation of a MirandaMod programme from September 2012 on the Polhill Campus, or in your own environment.
The content of the workshop
The MirandaMod workshop for teachers and lecturers focuses is on collaborative learning and building up resource banks of current knowledge – perspectives on learning that are important in 21st century schools, colleges and universities. The workshop is based on the theory and practice of the MirandaMod, a form of ‘unconference’ where contributors and participants engage equally in these discussions, face to face or online. Participants engage online through video streaming, videoconferencing, microblogging and remotely authored digital concept mapping. All the resources from the conference are stored online, providing a knowledge base that the participants can continue to build and revisit.
This is the link for using FlashMeeting, and to access the recording after the event:
MirandaMods: collaborative learning and creation of resource banks of current knowledge
Perspectives on learning for 21st century education institutions
This workshop is based on the theory and practice of the MirandaMod, in which contributors and participants can engage equally in these discussions, whether face to face or online, synchronously or asynchronously. Online participants engage through video streaming, videoconferencing, microblogging and remotely authored digital concept maps. All the resources from the conference are stored online, providing a knowledge base that the participants can continue to build and revisit. In this workshop we are aiming to improve the input on the collaborative map by looking explicitly at ways of increasing evidence of higher order thinking about the topic in hand.
The MirandaNet Fellowship has developed a series of papers about the theory and practice of collaborative learning that will be the subject of our continuing professional development workshop that is described below. You can view one of these papers here.
The Programme for the Afternoon
1300 – 1330 Room P1.40
Christina Preston: Welcome
Introductions of participants
John Cuthell: The theory and practice of Learning in Liminal Spaces
Andrea Raiker: Putting Liminal Space theory into practice…at UoB!
1330 – 1430
John Cuthell: Hardware, software and wetware: the affordances and availability
Leon Cych: Handheld & mobile learning: classroom integration
Leon Cych & John Cuthell: the role of social media in learning
John Cuthell: the need for efacilitation from leaders
1430 – 1530
Collaboration, knowledge creation and learning – the reflective space.
Christina Preston & Andrea Raiker
MirandaNet Fellowship events that follow
A MirandaMod: assessing the value of physical and virtual spaces in enriching learning
Polhill Campus University of Bedfordshire 1630 – 1930 Sign up here.
You may also be interested in the next MirandaMod
Prague 6th-10th June
What does the 21st century teacher need to know and why?
A professional knowledge building event
A conference in Prague 6-10th June