If life is what happens to our plans, then dance is what happens to our steps.
ideas sometimes when you wait they come to you.

Preparation for starting with BAPP

Monday, 28 October 2019

Different situations create the BAPP Learning Environment

In his book 'Knowing Knowledge' George Seimens talks about Learning Domains
In this course, we create the situation for all four of the domains he discusses in this course. But it is the combination of the four that is the Learning Environment of BAPP. The dance, the music, the play, the yoga class are made of a combination of elements and so is the learning environment of BAPP. 

Transmission Learning- The learner is brought into a system through lectures and exposed to ‘facts’.  The Unihub and Module Handbooks do this.

Emergence Learning– involves greater emphasis on the learner’s cognition and reflection. What you do with the UniHub and Handbooks and Blogs, and Skypes and conversations with your Supervisor.

Acquisition Domain– learning is exploratory and inquiry-based. This has to be self-directed (because it is your practice not anyone else’s) but self-directed does not mean alone you need to remain connected through sharing ideas (on blogs, in Skype discussions etc…). You explore this domain through looking at what you have done in the past (and writing past learning in Module One), looking at your current practice and how the course and ideas you encounter connect with it, through carrying out a project based inquiry. Sometimes you are considering all three at once (if you are in Module Three for instance).

Accretion Learning– is continuous, the learner forages for knowledge when and where it is needed – Real life and ongoing. This is shared through your blog – which is why your blog is so important to keep contributing to and why commenting on others people’s blogs is so helpful to them. 

Across all this ‘relevance’is crucial to look at critically.  This returns us to thinking about what truth, deception, distraction and fact mean to you/do to you. 

Lastly feedback (to each other on blogs and back and forth with your Supervisor) becomes a conversation - ongoing and not as set of instructions to get an 'A'. Go back to 'The Test'  in my blog on September 17th 2019 for John Green to explain that again...

Here is a video made about Connectivism which is the overarching idea for the network of learning domains. 

Please comment below....


  1. The 21st century is brilliant for finding new ways of learning, and not the traditional format of a lecture (one-way communication). The BAPP community is forward thinking, allowing us students to reflect at our own pace. I will admit, it's intermittently hard to not slip into the old habit of right and wrong answers, with a teacher telling me what to do. I am glad to develop myself to becoming a more critical thinker with a wider insight to my practice. I also enjoyed the part where Brandy said that the best teachers are always students. We are all forever growing and learning! Building an online network for learning is the future, yet I am hesitant as to whether this will result in poorer social and public speaking skills, people being unable to read body language, having real life connections with people in discussions and debates. As an extrovert, with a passion for collective learning and teamwork, I wonder if the increase of virtual learning will damage the authenticity of education.

    1. Building on from your point, Serina - I think there is always a danger that people will become more insular if they see online networks as substitutes for face to face communication and community. However, if we use social media to make links and discuss ideas and learning as we do in BAPP, then follow through to real life it opens up so many opportunities for us to grow!

  2. Hi Adesola,

    I've had the chance to update my blog and will be working on more things over the coming days!



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