So, it’s June 2014, all you #becomingeducationalists have hopefully more or less survived this first year – and are perhaps waiting slightly nervously for those all too important end of year results.
We want to say a big THANK YOU to you all! You were great. It was an excellent year. Being with you lot formed the highlight of our week. Seriously!
On that note – here’s a link to a great article on the importance of play: http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/give-childhood-back-to-children-if-we-want-our-offspring-to-have-happy-productive-and-moral-lives-we-must-allow-more-time-for-play-not-less-are-you-listening-gove-9054433.html
We hope that Becoming, whilst intensive, thought-provoking and, hopefully, challenging - was also playful; that we created space for us to ‘play to learn’. As Winnicott (1971) says – play is vital to counter the implicit threat of those tricky transitional spaces. And – I bet you all know about Winnicott now – eh?
We hope that you are pleased with your results!!
Any students who had issues preventing them from getting the work in on time – do not despair. There is the opportunity for re-submission – and there will be some re-sit and re-submission support in the Learning Centre,
Holloway Road; in
the Moorgate Hub and at Calcutta House – from w/b 14th July. Check
out the Study Hub calendar for specific times: http://learning.londonmet.ac.uk/epacks/studyhub/
Read all about it: Blogging to Learn
Towards the end of the year we presented our ‘Blogging to Learn’ paper in class before presenting at the ALDinHE 2014 Conference at the
University of Huddersfield
Well, we developed elements of that presentation into an article that has been accepted for publication in Investigations in University Teaching and Learning. When it is actually published, we’ll post links here.
Good luck folks – and keep in touch!