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CARL GOMBRICH - BLOG

Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity, and some related things like Expertise and Future of Work

Welcome to my new blog. You can read more about me in the About tab, top left. I'm looking forward to getting back to 'writing and thinking out loud' about Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity and other things that interest me. You can talk to me either here or on my linked Twitter feed.

 

I Know Nahthing…

I had an excellent day at the PELeCON at Plymouth University, despite a mad dash to get there and a chest infection. I learned a great...

Failure and Confusion

Encouraged by recent discussions of failure in learning (both here at Wimbledon High School for Girls and at the upcoming PELeCON...

Academic vlogging II

Can a vlog ever be truly academic? What about academic register? The right use of jargon? Are we ‘rushing to print (video)’ when we vlog,...

Vlogging and academic work

What are the implications of the move towards video for academic work? For culture? For history? Economically for the protagonists? Some...

Assessment in universities

The way we assess students at university is currently subject to some interesting challenges. I discuss two of these challenges in the...

Flipping and Polling Questions

Here is the link to my Echo 360 lecturecast on ‘Five Steps to Successful Flipping’, which I gave at the HEA assessment event in UCL on...

Do you need to see your lecturer?

Many students tell us the most valuable thing they get from university is the small classes, the time when they get to interact with...

If I Were A Polymath…

When you have two or three degrees and a couple of other strings to your bow, friends and colleagues can be flattering and start to use...

Two marks against ‘credentialism’

Exciting stuff happening at MITx. This is the sort of challenge to higher education and to education in general we like to think about....

Interdisciplinarity and individuation

A tweet about this conference on ‘Promises’ has me thinking about interdisciplinarity in education: the promises it holds and the risks...

Multiple intelligences, multiple selves

Reading Daniel Ariely’s Predictably Irrational. I like his suggestion that we might all be an ‘agglomeration of multiple selves.’  This...

 

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