An holistic approach to learning online
Flexible Learning Course
Te kura matatini ki Otago
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in the he arts
e ducation re forme rs ”
Jenny’s flexi learning blog
Contents for the presentation
Background to the concept
A theoretical explanation
Examples for practice inspiration
Access and Equity
Fitting in with the Otago Polytechnic Charter
An actual example – Study Skills Elluminate 30 06 09
Re-membering our your my body
Employing concepts of:
Otago Polytechnic Charter
Kua tawhiti ke te harereka
Kia kore re haere tonu.
He tino nui rawa ou mahi,
Kia kore e mahi nui tonu.
We have come too far not to go further.
We have done too much not to do more.
“…taking off from a social ontology of practice.
This means a focus of attention to embodied
or practical knowledges and their formation in
people’s everyday lives, to the world of
experiences and emotions, and the infinitude
of encounters through which we make the
world and are made by it in turn.”
Alexenberg, M. (2008). Educating artists for the future: Learning at the intersections of art, science, technology and culture. US: Intellect Books.
Author note: Mel (Menahem) Alexenberg is an artist and art educator best known for his explorations of the intersections between art, science,
technology, and culture through his artworks, teaching, and writing. Retrieved July 2, 2009 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mel_Alexenberg
Bond, M. (2007). The new rules of posture. How to sit stand and move in the modern world. Vermont: Healing Arts Press.
Defintion of Hauora. Retrieved July 2 2009 from http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Definition_of_hauora.
JennyMR. (2009). Some thoughts on flexible learning. Retrieved July 2, 2009 from Jenny's Flexi Learning Blog
Karahasanovic, A. & Folstad, A. (2008). New approaches to requirements elicitation & how HCI can improve social media development. The
NordiCHI 2008 Workshops, (TAPIR Tapir akademisk forlag), Trondheim, November 2008. Retrieved June 30, 2009 from http://
McQuillan, D. (2007). Study Skills Course notes OT5034, Otago Polytechnic Te kura matatini ki Otago, School of Social Services, New Zealand,
Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago Charter. First retrieved June 1, 2009 from Otago Polybase, https://webit.tekotago.ac.nz/polybase/
Piene, O. (Professor Emeritus, MIT Centre for Advanced Visual Studies, USA). Retrieved July 2, 2009 from
Simonsen, K. (February, 2007). Practice, spatiality and embodied emotions: An outline of a geography of practice. Human Affairs, pp. 168-181.
Te Kōhure Textbook (Ed. 2): 31-39. Retrieved July 2 2009 from www.maoridictionary.co.nz/index.cfm?prophet&search