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Author: Michael Rowe

#28 – A pedagogy of space (Unconference 2022)

In this episode, Michael Rowe talks about space as a metaphor for learning and asks if it’s still a useful way for us to think about learning and teaching design. Spatial metaphors encourage a certain vocabulary that informs our cognitive frameworks, which possibly limits creative approaches to learning and teaching. Michael asks if other metaphors for learning might get us closer to designing learning experiences that are more aligned with what we care about.

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#27 – Student-led curriculum development (Unconference 2022)

In this episode of the In beta podcast, Joost van Wijchen explores the topic of student-led collaborative curriculum design. As part of the process, Joost interviewed physiotherapy lecturers and students, and shared some of his own experiences at two physiotherapy departments.

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#26 – Critical perspectives on simulation (Unconference 2022)

In this episode, Shane Pritchard, Ben and Michael talk about the increasing use of simulation in professional education, and ask if the definitions of what counts as simulation are being stretched beyond breaking point. We take a critical look at what we mean when we talk about simulation and explore how we might incorporate it into the curriculum.

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#22 – English language dominance of the profession

In this episode Ben and Michael speak to Shaun Cleaver about the idea that English is taking over as the default language, not only of communication between people of different cultures, but also as the language of knowledge generation and dissemination. We talk about why this might be a problem, and how we might start thinking about solutions.

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#21: Placements – Innovation from a crisis (Unconference 2020)

In this guided reflection, Jane Ashbrook and Beatriz Martinez consider the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on student physiotherapy placement provision. They speak to academic staff and students about some of their challenges and experiences and invite the listener to reflect on how their own programmes and clinical placements have been affected. This episode forms part of the In Beta Unconference 2020 guided reflection series.

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#20: Decolonising physiotherapy education (Unconference 2020)

In this guided reflection, Shaun Cleaver invites the listener to consider how the issues of colonisation and imperialism significantly shapes the possibilities for individuals and groups, while also being difficult to locate. The episode relies primarily on narrative, with emphasis on personal perspectives of societal and structural phenomena. Increasingly, through the podcast sections, the content threads connections to the physiotherapy profession in general and physiotherapy education specifically. This episode forms part of the In Beta Unconference 2020 guided reflection series.

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#19: Environmental physiotherapy education (Unconference 2020)

In this guided reflection, Filip Maric invites you to consider how environmental degradation, climate change, biodiversity loss, and the pollution of land, water and air are now widely recognised as the largest threats to human health and flourishing around the world. As health professions and students are now increasingly mobilising around topics pertaining to planetary health and environmental sustainability, there are growing efforts to embed these topics in healthcare professional education with a view to changing practice. This episode forms part of the In Beta Unconference 2020 guided reflection series.

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