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Body Stop

  1. 1. Body Stop An holistic approach to learning online Flexible Learning Course Otago Polytechnic Te kura matatini ki Otago 2009
  2. 2. ” Fle xib le le arning orig inate d in the he arts and minds of radical e ducation re forme rs ” Jenny’s flexi learning blog
  3. 3. Contents for the presentation  Background to the concept  A theoretical explanation  Examples for practice inspiration  Considerations  Access and Equity  Sustainability  Cultural sensitivity  Fitting in with the Otago Polytechnic Charter  An actual example – Study Skills Elluminate 30 06 09  Concluding remarks
  4. 4. Re-membering our your my body Employing concepts of:  Transition  Wellbeing (health)  Holism  Performance readiness
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. “…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.” Simonsen, 2007.
  7. 7. Imagery as invitation
  8. 8. Reference list 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 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 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, pp. 50-53. Otago Polytechnic Te Kura Matatini ki Otago Charter. First retrieved June 1, 2009 from Otago 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