ALTHOUGH I KNEW the importance of making and holding eye contact with people, after talking to Mags Amond about the most thoughtful kinds of engagement, I became more aware of the possibilities of enjoying better teaching and learning just by focusing on eyes around a table. Mags introduced me to this idea during a Congversation I had with her on a windy day in Ireland.
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Here's a short outline of things Mags and I discussed:
- 00:25 The handle @magsamond
- 01:19 Images of round tables
- 03:08 Johnson’s Theory of Cooperative Learning
- 05:11 Cooperative learning and artefacts.
- 07:22 We need to teach people to listen
- 07:57 Third Space of Magsamond
- 10:28 Google Keep as a Third Space
- 12:28 Bianca, a Digital Champion
- 16:09 Digital literacies for teachers
- 18:14 Advice from DermotCasey
- 19:30 What is Mags reading?
- 19:43 Hans Rosling Factfulness and Raymond Williams Keywords
- 21:53 #cesicon
- 22:42 @Pamobrien is next
One of the side effects of getting advice from Mags is realising it's been 13 years since I last attempted to snap photos of eyes in macro mode. I enjoyed doing that and might create a Study in the Eyes in 2019.
[Bernie Goldbach teaches creative media for business in the Limerick Institute of Technology. You can download the Congversation with Mags Amond from Spreaker. You can get all the Congversations by subscribing with this link.]