Saturday, January 18, 2020 | RECENT NOTES

Caught by the river

Today I discovered, because I received a link to a reflective article there about Tove Jansson.

I noticed that they issue a fortnightly email newsletter and subscribed immediately.


Nicholas Cook’s world of music

The Oxford University Press Very Short Introduction series contains much more interesting material than its series title might suggest.

I read Very Short Introduction to Music this week, in which Nicholas Cook situates music within the history of cultural processes.


Saturday, January 18, 2020 | THE TIME OF DAY


Tuesday, May 10, 2016 | ESSAYS

Learning through Teaching: a report on work in progress

This paper describes an ongoing project that aims to increase students’ control over their own learning, and to enable then to act as producers as well as consumers of information; and as genuine contributors to the spread of common and open knowledge. It outlines theoretical reasons for embarking upon the project and describes two stages of development: the production of an online course in MOOC format to test pedagogical and technical ideas, and the devising and production of a 5 credit (ECT) course for second year BA students in which the students spend their time devising and producing the online course they would otherwise have taken. Finally the paper offers some suggestions for how this approach might be refined and further developed.