DESIGN CHALLENGES
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1) FINANCIAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCE
2) TECHNICAL RESILIENCE
3) HUMAN RESILIENCE
4) GREENFULLY DESIGNED (and SIMPLICITY)
5) INTERDISCIPLINARY/TRANSDISCIPLINARY
6) INNOVATIVE AND DEEP PEDAGOGY (and SIMPLICITY)
7) MODULAR
8) BLENDED
9) BICHRONOUS
10) ASYNCHRONOUS
11) FACILITATED
12) FACE TO FACE
13) UNSTRUCTURED TIME
14) TECHNOLOGY AND THE VISUAL SCREEN
15) LEARNING SPACES (PHYSICAL)





When part of an assignment with a client, we create a bespoke design studio, to partner with you and advise on how to effectively take up these challenges and turn them into curriculum design qualities/principles.

Are you curious for more? Would you like to get in touch? Feel free to contact our lead directly for any questions or inquiries you may have. tikvah@studioblended.com
This page is still under construction come back soon in spring 2023.

FINANCIAL HEALTH AND RESILIENCE (10 YRS)

What is an affordable price for your course, for your envisioned participants? How can you be both financially healthy over time (we take 10 years as a horizon), and offer really good education? How can you transition from a situation where perhaps you received funding for the course or degree, but now it ends, and you would like to see continuation? We take time and frustration out of your hands, and make the entire strategic design for you, including (essential) financial modelling, in close dialogue.

We work with our unique ‘resilience scan and strategic implementation plan for the coming decade’.

Read more soon here, showing also our design studio with clients.

TECHNICAL RESILIENCE

Considered from your golden triangle of quality, time and cost investment, your current approach to the design of your content in the curriculum is often times not smart or strategic nor financialy healthy or resilient.

How can you (re) design the content of a curriculum in a way that is resilient for up to a decade? We believe such technical resilience can only come from within the pedagogics of the technical or interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary content of your course. Partnering with you to craft a fundamental framework for your content, we equally bring you back the essence, the simplicity of teaching.

Read more about our take on technical resilience here.

HUMAN RESILIENCE

Human resilience, takes the human perspective of you, as a teacher - and integrates it in the curriculum by design. Human resilience, like technical resilience, is the groundwork for good education.

We see technical and human resilience as two sides of the same coin. One cannot do without the other. Technique is key to effective teaching. And, you can actually use technique to design a curriculum that is suitable for the human pace, in step with yourself and others. You can design for true enjoyment of your own teaching.

Read more about human resilience by design, here.

GREENFULLY DESIGNED (and SIMPLICITY)

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INTERDISCIPLINARY / TRANSDISCIPLINARY

How can you get your head around an entire complex field of multiple disciplines coming together, and fit it in a curriculum that is also good education? How to design from scratch?

Our approach centers on a deep love for asking really good questions, and being crystal clear on objectives. Basically, the open building framework is uniquely developed for this purpose.

Curious? More follows soon.

INNOVATIVE AND DEEP PEDAGOGY (and NEUROSCIENCE)

Text follows. A deep love for simple and deep pedagogy is what makes StudioBlended stand out, and different than just any educational advisor. We believe in innovative pedagogy that stems from the simplicity of classic pedagogues in the world arena (Freire, Malaguzzi, .... ), and equally stay in tune with latest insights on how technology brings in new horizons. For now see face to face and unstructured time as well as pedagogical innovations in online teaching in our StudiOpedia.

MODULAR

It is smart practice, from the point of view of your golden triangle of quality, time and cost investment - to approach your curriculum design, in a modular way.

A modular lens, even allows you to play.

Read more about our modular approach here.

BLENDED

As lockdowns lift, we wake up to a new world - a world in a liminal space. We must all find our way in this changed world, including, do something with ‘blended’. Even if you are reluctant and would prefer to go back to how things were before: you cannot deny that the impact of lockdowns affects all our education in lasting ways.

Read all about our take on ‘blended’ here.


BICHRONOUS

At StudioBlended we deeply believe in the new value and meaning of ‘face to face’ time in teaching - and if it cannot be ‘face to face’, then let it be sychronous (real-time).  

Our approach to remote teaching and learning therefore always includes synchronous teaching; we consciously do not specialise in fully self-paced remote courses.

Read all about our take on ‘bichronous’ teaching/training here

ASYNCHRONOUS

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FACILITATED

Bad remote learning, looks like bad E-learning from back in the days: uploading PDFs, and endless ZOOM calls with too large groups. The other extreme may be Mass Online Open Courses (MOOCs), which typically have extremely low completion rates, as students are left to themselves in ‘self-paced’ online envrionments. If the MOOCs are in fact successful, possibly they also cost a fortune to design and develop, with a lot of hidden costs.

Let us show you a smarter way in your golden triangle of quality, time and cost investment. What makes effective distance learning for larger groups? Allow us to introduce you to good remote learning, which uses faciliation rather than synchronous sessions with the teacher.

Read more here (follows soon).

FACE TO FACE

At StudioBlended we deeply believe in the new value and meaning of ‘face to face’ time in teaching.

In fact, in curriculum design with clients, we actually start with the ‘face to face’ experience, and advise how to design a learning journey from there.

Rather than a dichotomy – either face to face OR remote education, the two become intertwined in a meaningful way when we look at how tooptimize ‘face to face’ time with participants in your training/teaching.

Read more about ‘face to face’ and the new value and meaning thereof, here.

UNSTRUCTURED TIME

StudioBlended takes a special interest in the pedagogical value of face to face time and asynchronous time.

What are key understandings, revelations, inspirations, challenges, questions - that learners can only truly comprehend, through face to face dialogue, deep listening, and being present with all their senses and awareness in the same physical space with you as a teacher and peers? And how can we prepare the ground for it online, and capitalize on it after – also online?

Asynchronous unstructured time refers to time away from the screen and communication altogether (unstructured time as opposed to structured learning, offline, informal learning).

Face to face time is not ‘traditional’ time, for which we must simply apply ‘flipping the classroom’ – we must reenvision it and innovate with it, such as the way our senses respond (aliveness, physical space).

Read all about our take on ‘asynchronous unstructured time’ here.

TECHNOLOGY AND THE VISUAL SCREEN

How do you structure the learning journey you envision for a learner - when blending ‘online’ with ‘face to face’, or even only online? This includes not just curriculum content, but also the schedule, communication, feedback, and assessment.

What environment are your learners, and your teachers, regularly entering online? Does it over-stimulate the brain, or does it bring calm and allow for undivided attention and flow?

How do you integrate pedagogical innovations that came out of technological advancements, and were consolidated during world-wide lockdowns? Such as, learning ecologies, learner autonomy, modular approaches?

Read all about our take on online learning platforms here

LEARNING SPACES (PHYSICAL)

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We are here especially for you as unique educational professional, to come alongside you as you work on the curriculum design of your module, course, training or degree, so that you can offer good and resilient educationin all simplicity.

StudioBlended Foundation 2023

Curious, and would you like to know more?
tikvah@studioblended.com
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