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Pedagodzilla

The learning and teaching podcast where we pull apart pedagogic theory, research and practice - and try to understand it through the far more enjoyable lens of geeky films, TV, books, games and comics.

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Playful Learning 2022 Day 3: Mike and Mark’s reflections, Sylvester Arnab’s keynote and the closing ceremony

Recording something quick and scrappy while the conference wraps up around us! An edited version of this will appear in due course, but if you’d mad hungry for the flavour of the conference then here it be. Mildly processed to make it listenable, but uncut. All of this was recorded on a tiny wee Zoom… Continue reading Playful Learning 2022 Day 3: Mike and Mark’s reflections, Sylvester Arnab’s keynote and the closing ceremony

1hr 4mins

8 Jul 2022

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Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning Day 2: Jane Secker and Chris Morrison, their keynote copyright cabaret and waffles! (nearly unedited)

‘More unedited content?!’ I hear you cry. ‘Has the boy lost all pretence at quality?!’. Well partly that, but mainly this poor little laptop is just about up to connecting to the internet to upload mp3s. We’ll be home in a few days, with the chonky boi PC for some proper editing. And then you’ll… Continue reading Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning Day 2: Jane Secker and Chris Morrison, their keynote copyright cabaret and waffles! (nearly unedited)

57mins

7 Jul 2022

Rank #2

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Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning Day 2: Review of the day with co-co chairs Nic and Rosie (unedited)

It hurts to put something out without editing it first, but to quote a topical outgoing donkey ‘them’s the breaks’. An edited version of this, with promised links, magic wonder and mystery will appear in the future – I solemnly promise. Review of day 2 of the fantastic Playful Learning Conference 2022, with Mike (Meeee),… Continue reading Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning Day 2: Review of the day with co-co chairs Nic and Rosie (unedited)

24mins

7 Jul 2022

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Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning 2022 – Day 1: Dr Elliott Spaeth and the Keynote of Inclusive Learning

This sounds a bit like a Harry Potter book title now I look at it. More nearly unedited coverage from the Playful Learning Conference 2022! This time interviewing the fab Dr Elliott Spaeth to discuss his keynote, shoot the breeze and be a little bit late for the next parallel session. Elliott’s favourite Pokemon is… Continue reading Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning 2022 – Day 1: Dr Elliott Spaeth and the Keynote of Inclusive Learning

17mins

6 Jul 2022

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Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning 2022 – Day 1: Introducing Playful Learning

Live(ish) and largely unedited because I’m editing this together on a tiny laptop in a hotel room! Interview with Nick and Alex, the mighty cochairs at Playful Learning Conference 2022! (More details and some actual episode text to follow once I’ve a sleep. Cor it doesn’t half take it out of you all this learning… Continue reading Pedagodzilla at Playful Learning 2022 – Day 1: Introducing Playful Learning

18mins

6 Jul 2022

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Why are B Movies so good for answering bloody stupid pedagogic questions?

In this B Movie special, we’re looking at three delightfully ‘B’ movies that are, if not close to our hearts, then at least in the same postcode – and using them to answer some mini bloody stupid pedagogic questions, including: How do we Short Circuit Mazlow’s Heirachy of Needs? (Ft. Short Circuit) How can we… Continue reading Why are B Movies so good for answering bloody stupid pedagogic questions?

50mins

1 Jul 2022

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How did thinking about humanity’s graduate attributes guide the God Emperor of Dune’s golden path?

It’s an Olde Stylee episode, with just Mike, Mark and a wee focused nerdy question. Been a while since we’ve done one of these! It’s Dune, Frank Herbert’s genre defining and much parodied space opera, and graduate attributes. Attributes for graduates innit. We had a lot of fun recording this one. Can you tell? Also… Continue reading How did thinking about humanity’s graduate attributes guide the God Emperor of Dune’s golden path?

30mins

7 Jun 2022

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Are learning styles the boss level zombie of neuromyths?

This week we’re joined by Mary Jacob, as we chat about our quintessential pop culture zombos, using them to pick apart neuromyths – and in particular the biggy – Learning Styles! Before the wickerman gets erected, we’re not conflating these with learner preferences, or learning requirement/needs/delivery/accessibility reqs – we’re focusing on the VARK psychometric guff.… Continue reading Are learning styles the boss level zombie of neuromyths?

42mins

5 May 2022

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How can the Wu-Tang Clan inform our online collaborative learning experiences?

Or to ask the full question, how can the RZA, the GZA, Raekwon the Chef, Masta Killa, Inspectah Deck, Method Man, ODB, U-God, and Ghostface Killah inform our online collaborative learning experiences? To help answer this, we’re joined by the brilliant Terry Greene, Senior eLearning Designer at Trent University, Ontario and host of the cracking… Continue reading How can the Wu-Tang Clan inform our online collaborative learning experiences?

54mins

1 Apr 2022

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How is Gamification like being trapped in The Matrix? And what is the real world of Games Based Learning?

Boy oh boy do we have a special one for you! In this episode we demystify and separate out Gamification and Games Based Learning, talk about one of the best action/sci-fi movies of all time, The Matrix – and get up on our soap boxes about how to take the red pill to add cool… Continue reading How is Gamification like being trapped in The Matrix? And what is the real world of Games Based Learning?

1hr 8mins

2 Mar 2022

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