Sunday, 21 February 2010


a new phenomena is taking place - iron filing learning – with students becoming customers – making choices and taking control and in theory responsibility for their learning this new thinking might sound like sound a little like a pick and mix menu but i think it feels more like the student is holding many magnets which represents the students individual thoughts - the lecturers manifest themselves as a bag of iron filings – the lecturer talks and when the student hears something that chimes with their thinking iron filings fly towards them or not – the success of this exercise as far as the student is concerned appears to be if the lecturer has bought the right bag of filings the lecturer meanwhile is either left with an empty bag or gets to take it all home - i'm running a seminar about extending textile practice on wed this week - i wonder if i'll have the right contents?