Learning Always Network
About This Show
If you love to embrace learning in everything you do, or you need some inspiration to get you going, the Learning Always Network is there for you. With tips and interviews on how to excel in everything you put your mind to. Plus, a celebration of all things higher education in the Mind Your Higher Ed show. What will spark your mind today?
Most Recent Episode
Lectures, Policy & Engagment - Mind Your Higher Ed 005
Dec 8 16
00:50 – The death of lectures (again…)
01:45 – Steve Wheeler on lectures (To lecture...).
02:45 – Don't blame the lecturer.
03:30 – Should lectures be banned?
05:10 – Lectures shouldn’t be considered a default. Neither should anything else.
06:50 – What’s the best way to help students in their learning journey?
07:30 – Quoting more Steve Wheeler (...or not to lecture).
08:10 – The nature of policy is always changing.
08:55 – Michael Young on "The genesis of the concept of ‘powerful knowledge’ and what it means for the student university experience today".
10:40 – My conversation with Paul Greatrix, MYHE Episode 002.
11:50 – Helen Perkins on "What role does (or should) higher education research play in higher education policy making?"
12:15 – Policy wonk sites and other policy discussion aren't vehicles to bypass academic research on policy. Rather, they are complementary. And further layers should be created that speak to external stakeholders and the wider public.
13:50 – Less bias in a person with the more education they receive? Nope. At most, the biases may be different. But you cannot avoid them completely. Recognise it for what it is and challenge yourself every time you notice the possibility of bias in your thinking.
16:30 – David Runciman on "How the education gap is tearing politics apart".
17:30 – Tim Harford’s book, "Messy: How to Be Creative and Resilient in a Tidy-Minded World".
18:00 – How do we speak the language of others, even when people don’t see eye to eye?
19:30 – The Democratic Disconnect
20:30 – Diversity doesn't deserve a bad name. That's not the problem.
21:25 – “The conversations we have on a day-to-day basis, are not always as simple as we might think they are.”
22:00 – Returning to lectures. False questions won’t help get to the bottom of what’s necessary.
24:30 – Everyone is touched by higher education. The wider university staff can reach with their conversations, the more likely the HE sector will be seen in a positive light. That’s not an easy feat, but it’s worth finding as many ways to engage positively as possible.
Music is by "From the Dust" and released under Creative Commons. Check out their music at @ftdmusic
Mind Your Higher Ed is part of the Learning Always Network.
Full links, credits, and shownotes for MYHE are available at http://learningalways.co.uk/lectures-policy-myhe005/