Winter Solstice 2020

The shortest day of the year. I love the winter, the dark and cold don’t generally get to me the way they get to some; however, the time between the Winter Solstice and New Year’s Day tend to trigger a lot of emotion and deep reflection—a tension between wanting to be alone to hibernate and … Continue reading Winter Solstice 2020


Theory vs. Practice (Part 1 of a Quest)

If Pedagogy (or andragogy or huetgogy) are teaching practices driven by beliefs about learning, or a framework that defines what teaching (or learning) practices are employed, why aren’t we talking as much about learning theory as we are about practices? This morning I was reminded of visits I used to have with my favorite publisher’s … Continue reading Theory vs. Practice (Part 1 of a Quest)

Convergence: Open Pedagogy and Complexity

I have been thinking a lot about #Openpedagogy lately, unsurprisingly, given the blogs, videos, conferences and twitter conversations that have been going on. In advance of the Year of Open hangout @Bali_Maha is hosting on Monday, April 24, I thought I would wade into the conversation as my own thoughts have been evolving.  In January, … Continue reading Convergence: Open Pedagogy and Complexity

Reflections on Generosity of Spirit: Barriers to working in the open

So in December I used Bronwyn Hegarty’s Attributes of Open Pedagogy, along with several other documents to develop a page to use in conversation with faculty about open pedagogy. Last week, I had the opportunity to share it with a small group, and it worked really well in terms of focusing the discussion and talking … Continue reading Reflections on Generosity of Spirit: Barriers to working in the open