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My 10yo son just saw this image for the first time. This was our conversation:

Him: What is he cranking?

Me: ...

Him: Are those books?

Me: ... [opens larger image]

Him: Why are they wearing headphones?

Me: What is the title?

Him: At School...ooOOOhhh! I wish I could go to school like...

Ling, M. 1999. The Anthropology of Everyday Life: Teaching about Culture in Schools. In R. Case & P. Clark (Eds.), The Canadian Anthology of Social Studies: Issues and Strategies for Teachers, pp. 51-58. Vancouver, BC: Pacific Educational Press.

One of the most important conclusions of co...

This is the version of my concept analysis which I submitted for assessment.

  • Rev1: Added instructor feedback in red.
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Open Education

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Well, 'meeting' #1 of my PhD journey is done! As this is a seminar course focussed more on empowerment and conversation, our prof likes to call our weekly get-togethers 'meetings'. Ok.

As is standard in the first introduction to a course, there was the typical conversation about the course...

I am 4 weeks in to my course at UBC called Education Action Research and it has been formative so far...

One of the primary ideas that has become apparent in these 4 weeks as we have bandied about ideas of what is action research is the reason that AR, and particularly critical participatory AR...

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The Failed Pedagogy of Punishment

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Seeber, K. P. (2016). The Failed Pedagogy of Punish...

Sometimes, things happen in ways that are nothing short of serendipitous. Yesterday was a good example.

I am in the middle of envisioning and building the technical infrastructure for what is intended to be a world-wide initiative.

The general idea is that of a system of micro-campuses in China...

As an introductory post, EDCP512 at UBC has been asked to post a 6-word memoir or two...

You can find my post at grav.madland.ca/presentations.

McGlashan, Haley, & Fitzpatrick, K. (2017). LGBTQ youth activism and school: challenging sexuality and gender norms. Health Education, 117(5), 485–497. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1108/ HE-10-2016-0053

Inclusion and cultural acceptance of LGBTQ students and staff is still a problem and...

A tweet showed up in my timeline, thanks to @_valeriei, from @raulpacheco talking about how he manages his workflow for printed papers. Here's my digital workflow. It takes a bit of technical setup, but it's worth it.

As I was g...

This has been very interesting to think about...digital storage of information predates 'computers'...by a long time.

Wampum belt, Iroquois and Algonkian, commemorating peace treaty in 17th century - Native American collection - Peabody Museum, Harvard University - DSC05418

I love it when ideas converge. Last night in EDCP512A at UBC, we talked about being in the swamp, where the messy problems are, as being the place where interesting ideas...

For EDCP512A, we are conducting an in-class action research project in small teams. Our group is taking an arts-based approach using digital storytelling as our method.

Group Members
  • Andrea
  • Colin
  • Waylon
  • Chi
  • Visiting Scholars

Chattopadhyay, P. (2018). Fighting hate with friendship—One Exalted Cyclops at a time | CBC Radio. In Out in the Open. Retrieved from https://www.cbc.ca/radio/outintheopen/cut-through-hate-1.4450415/fighting-hate-with-friendship-one-exalted-cyclops-at-a-time-1.4450891

Our task this week was...

I'm a few weeks into my second course in my program, this one being Advanced Research Methods. the topic du jour this last week was about crafting research questions. Here are some exercises we've gone through this week.

Pelissier, C. (1991). The Anthropology of Teaching and Learning. Annual Review of Anthropology, 20, 75–95. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org.ezproxy.library.uvic.ca/stable/2155794

This post is just a lot of thinking out loud. There is no coherent argument found here. Consider yourself warned...

The first reading for week 3 of EDCI 614 is

Miner, H. (2012). Magical practices among the Nacirema. In D. J. Hodges, The anthropology of education : classic readings.

After the break are some questions provided to guide our thinking as we read the article...

  1. Have you ever met a Nacirema...

The next several years of my life are going to be filled with more writing than I have done in a long time. Actually more than I have ever done. So, in an attempt to begin to get into a rhythm of writing and thinking, and thinking by writing, and writing while I read, here we go. Last night, I order...

One of the significant drivers for many in the open education field is that of increasing access to higher education, often through reducing costs for course materials. Another approach is to scaffold multiple points of access to higher education through what Irvine, Code, and Richards 2013 call m...

I learned from Bonni the other day that Jane Hart compiles a list of top tech tools for learning each year. Apparently one of the things to do is to write a blog post about your individual take. Here goes...

I'm actually rather hesitant to offer a list, as it is too easy to take these lists out...


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