Teaching is always on my mind. I’m always looking for new and better ways to communicate with my students and those around me. Worn Through allows me to share my observations and strategies I use for teaching. One thing I always try to do when planning a lesson is create activities that encourage social interaction.
This term, I am completing a training to teach online. I’ve been increasingly preoccupied with ways in which to engage and direct social interaction in a digital classroom. This led me to contact Dirk vom Lehn. Vom Lehn is a sociologist and lecturer at Kings College. I was hoping he could share his experiences as an educator and expert on social interaction to shed some light on the matter. He also invited his colleauge Will Gibson, lecturer at the Institute of Education at the University of London to join the disucssion.
A really dynamic conversation is unraveling as we discuss our interests and training in social interaction as a learning tool. So for today’s post, please visit Worn Through and read On Teaching Fashion: A Conversation on Social Interaction, Part I. Whether or not you are a teacher, vom Lehn and Gibson offer some wonderful insights on learning – something you should never stop doing!