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Top 10 TED Talks That Could Change Your Life

There’s no time like the present to grow or refine ourselves a little bit more, and few resources are as helpful as TED talks. In that vein, here are the top 10 TED Talks featured on Lifehacker. 10. Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are Change your posture, change your life. Amy Cuddy explains how […]

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The One and Only Learning Theory That Counts Is… Part 4 | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:Part 4.  The impact of the no one learning environment cont. A blame culture, the ultimate outcome of the “one way”. Earlier I explored the impact of the one way not working. I described how in my experience it leads to the tightening of monitoring and checking systems,  inflexible frameworks and… https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/part-4-the-one-and-only-learning-theory-that-counts-is/

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The One and Only Learning Theory That Counts Is… Part 2 | Ac-Ed

Originally posted on ace-d:? As a result of our desire in education to find the magic bullet, the one way to teach and ideal way to learn that will make our education systems the best I would argue we are neglecting the learner. We are requiring compliance rather than seeking engagement. I would go… https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/part-2-the-one-and-only-learning-theory-that-counts-is/

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Profound – Sophie Carr, Apprentice to Portfolio Manager

Congratulations to Sophie Carr, who has been promoted to Portfolio Manager after successfully completing her Level 2 Apprenticeship in Residential Property Lettings and Management! Sophie started working with The Castledene Group in November 2014. Sophie had previously completed an apprenticeship and decided to progress to another as she learnt the hands-on approach suited her way […]

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Educational Theories Explored – An Index of the Most Influential Theories Informing Learning Design

Without a coherent and consistent theory to underpin learning, you risk each lesson or learning episode becoming a stand alone and random opportunity. Our friends at Educational Technology and Mobile Learning have referred us to the excellent work of Instructional Design who have published a list of fifty of the most influential educational theories which inform the design of learning. […]

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NCT – “The best is yet to come,” says Nicola Laycock, Great North East Care Awards 2015 winner.

Congratulations to Nicola Laycock, one of our learners at NCT Ltd, who won the Care Home Activity Organiser Award at the Great North East Care Awards 2015! Nicola works at Willow Green Care Home in Darlington, and on a day to day basis she supports residents and dementia patients through providing them with varied programmes […]

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The Relationship Between Mindset and Outcomes in Learning, from Carol Dweck

In Two Minds The psychology of learning is greatly underestimated in the classroom to our peril. Perhaps it is the headlong rush to master content that limits time for planning and reviewing of learning and the lessons learned from the approaches applied. In some respects this is about the need to externalise and divorce the […]

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Education as a commodity rather than a public good

One of the most regressive elements in education presently is the idea that learning is just another commodity. Once this is accepted it can be reduced by a managerial outlook into a series of production elements. There is a regressive element in education which adopts such a view. It can be identified when you see […]

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The Abiding Principles of Ethical Leadership in Education

Given that a fair proportion of this blog concerns itself with principles of change, The Edvocate website rightly reminds us of some unchanging principles of leadership in education: The Eight Principles of Ethical Leadership in Education | The Edvocate https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/the-abiding-principles-of-ethical-leadership-in-education/

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Digital Citizenship – Some Key Dimensions

Mike Patterson outlines some key dimensions in Digital Citizenship and how we need to interact with the internet for learning, livelihood and engagement… read the full post here: Embracing the 9 Themes of Digital Citizenship | EdTech Magazine https://learningrenaissance.wordpress.com/2015/09/30/digital-citizenship-some-key-dimensions/

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