Conversational frameworks and coaching

I wrote previously about my introduction to learning types [1.] and how these educational activities can be mapped onto coaching activities. Learning types are defined in Professor Diana Laurillard’s model of how students learn, the Conversational Framework (see, for example, Laurillard, D (2012), Teaching as a Design Science, Routledge), describing learning interactions between learner and …

Introducing swing; what is “coaching”?

Interesting re-post from @ImSporticus, just before Christmas. It got me thinking about how I would coach someone to swing a cricket ball. And the programme I came up with included a bit of direct instruction, a lot self-guided discovery, maybe some feedback, a demo & a drill to scaffold learning. Rather more to it than …

The (blogging) year in review — the year of pedagogy

A very strange year. Lots of free time (too much free time) spent online. Not all frivolous — I did commit to finding out more about online teaching, and was struck by the emphasis that educators (those delivering the online courses I took, at least) placed on how people learn. Which highlighted for me just …