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Month: Feb 2018

#5: A critical pedagogy for online learning

Earlier this year the Critical Physiotherapy Network published Manipulating practices: A critical physiotherapy reader. The book is a collection of critical writing from a variety of authors dealing with a range of topics related to physiotherapy practice and education. One of the interesting features of this collection is that it is completely open access, which means that the authors, and not the publishers, have the intellectual property rights to make choices about what is permissible to do with the content of the book. While the entire book is available in different formats, including PDF, HTML, EPUB and XML, there is no audio version. As an experiment, we published one chapter of the book as a podcast too see what kind of response we get. This episode is that chapter.

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#4: Guided choice-based learning

In this episode of In Beta we talk to Joost van Wijchen at the HAN University of Applied Science in the Netherlands. For the past 3 years Joost and some of his colleagues have been experimenting with what they call guided choice-based learning, a short description of which might be that it is a curriculum without the curriculum. At the heart of the concept is the idea that, within any educational programme, content and instruction should not be the main focus for educators. Rather, the emphasis is on the novice colleague (or student) who develops and becomes an autonomous, socialised physiotherapist with true confidence in their own competence and capabilities.

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