Social Media and Learning – sharing my journey

I've been thinking for a while now that I need to collate all the projects I have carried out on social media connected to learning. I've worked across and in between multiple higher education sites and within the cultural heritage sites with this work for a number of years. All along, building my understanding and …

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Twitter, pre-service teachers and their thoughts on use

I'm writing a book chapter at the moment that celebrates pre-service teachers use of Twitter while studying visual arts as a part of their teacher education studies.  I thought I would share some of the findings that I will share in the publication to  get your response. I have been exploring the data through Wenger's (1998, 2000) Community of Practice framework. The …

Gotta Go Stand Up and Be A Teacher: 50 Things Pre-Service Teachers Should Know

Recently in a discussion with first year undergraduate Pre-Service Teachers' (PSTs) the situation of placement came up. In particular we discussed the things they wished they had known prior to going on placement in a school or educational setting. In retrospect reflecting on these things was easier now, as at the beginning of the year …

Digital cameras as renewed technology in a gallery: Young people as photographers of their learning

Galleries are now actively concentrating on enriching the total gallery experience’ for visitors, and as McIntrye & Murphy (2011) reiterate are ‘tailoring new kinds of social experience for visitors to exhibitions’ (p. 4).  In addressing this focus,  mobile devices, interfaces and connection with websites are becoming more embedded and networked, and are thus changing the …

Education Hashtags – Which ones inspire you?

Dr Narelle Lemon (@rellypops) 12/06/12 11:18 AM Great hints RT “@teachfine: 10 Education Hashtags to Follow on Twitter #cdwedtechmagazine.com/k12/article/20… via @EdTech_K12 This Tweet and subsequent blog post by @teachfine inspired some thinking about what hashtags I follow for inspiration and connections in learning and teaching. I like these streams as they are an initial contact point to current …

Narratives that nudge: Raising theoretical questions about reflective practice

The narratives of pre-service teachers in this paper tell a story which interrupts the notion that reflective practice necessarily produces a transformative self. Although this argument is not new, the extent to which the utility of reflective practice is taken for granted in the current context of teacher education (beginning and continuing) remains greater than …

Looking through the eyes of a child through the lens of a camera

I am a firm believer that young people are capable photographers. The power that their images have in sharing their voice is significant in any forum but in the learning and teaching environment this way of communicating has the potential to  contribute greatly to the learning of all in that environment. This post shares a …

Gallery and museums considerations for digital technology – participating in your experience

Recently I have had the pleasure to work with some Melbourne based galleries and museums in their approach to including young people in sharing their experiences. In thinking about participation and listening to young people’s voice about their experiences considerations have been made about digital technologies. Digital technologies are beginning to play a vital role …