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MY HEAD HURTS

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Starting new at university after 20 plus years is not easy especially when my days at university were incredibly different to today. On-line learning…what is that?

My days at uni were all still about learning obviously but “back then” I thought a professional looking assignment was the one that I submitted after typing it out on a typewriter with built in liquid paper!

So, as I ponder what units I will choose to study next semester I spent some time looking at some of the key elements of this unit. That is, my first university study after all these years…no wonder my head hurts!

I remember my lecturer saying to us at the beginning of the unit “I don’t want to inundate you with everything in one go”. How busy could it be, I thought? I am sure, with the “wisdom of age” behind me I would be ok…hmmm…

Well, I started to mind map my unit and look how much we have explored, and probably a lot more I have missed out on here…my head can’t think past these.

It was an interesting exercise because what I thought would be a unit of physical “Learning Spaces” turns out to be so much more…so much more!EDFD459mind map

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Where Do the Children Play?

“I know we have come along way but tell me, where do the children play”. (Cat Stevens)

I am starting to feel like a two year old wanting to throw the “world’s biggest tantrum” and leave no ear on the planet unmoved.

We build, we dig, we mine, we blast, we spray, we pave, we earth, we paint, we detonate, we implode, we fight wars and it just goes on and on. Continue reading

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