Thursday, 28 June 2012

Teaching Critical Thought: 12.00-14.00 Monday 9th July 2012

Enthusiasm in the idea of transdisciplinarity should embrace teaching. There has been great interest in staff across the university in developing our engagement with students in critical thought. Previous discussions in the TDC and across campus have focused on what critical thought is and how we teach it. It cuts across disciplines, levels and agendas of learning, research, employability.

Reflecting on the process and on the future, we invite all those interested to share ideas on teaching critical and creative thought to think about how teaching critical thought can be promoted sustainably. What drivers are needed? How do we move forward? Will any work filter down to actual student learning in their contexts? Our experience may address some issues in part. But there are certainly more questions than answers.

If this sparks a thought, then please feel free to join us. All colleagues are welcome.

Sam Bamkin, Rob Canton, Mark Lemon.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Fixing food TDC June 20th 2012 Graham Basten

Unfortunately todays session is cancelled, but Graham Basten has created a Showme lecture which can be found at this link:

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Net Smart - an online session with Howard Rheingold

Wed 13 June 4pm 2012 at the TDC:
Net Smart - an online session with Howard Rheingold
Click here to watch a recording of this session. Allow the Java applet to download and launch, then use the Collaborate Playback controls to play it.

Howard Rheingold addressed the Transdisciplinary Group via a Blackboard Collaborate connection from his breakfast table in California and aimed his talk at both the room and online participants who could update google documents and contribute to chat commentaries as the talk progressed-as searchers , curators, mindmappers  and lexicon investigators. He focused on the subject of his new book Net Smart which addresses the nature of successful online participation and social networking.

Intelligent, Humane and Mindful Uses of Social Media: notes on Rheingold's talk by Jackie Calderwood and Tia Azulay.