Wonders in Adventureland

Librarian blogging about libraries, learning, education and anything else I find interesting (Tweeting @jionalib)

Reflection on ‘Threshold Concepts’

The idea of threshold concepts is a helpful one, I think, because it encourages educators to interrogate their subject and their teaching of it for the broader, more thematic elements in order to identify ‘what is fundamental to a grasp... Continue Reading →


Using Kahoot! in HE

Having experimented with using Kahoot! in a few different ways, I thought it was time to blog about what I think of it as a tool.   What is it? Kahoot! is a web-based quiz-creator tool.  You create can use... Continue Reading →

Teaching Reflection

What? Having come to the end of delivering the second workshop for PSY first year undergrads, I thought this would be a good opportunity to reflect on the lesson itself and the two sessions overall. To give it some context,... Continue Reading →

LED4001: How do people learn? How should we teach them?

Asking “how do we learn?” is an important question to consider because, if we are able to unpick the processes that underpin this, then we can better understand how it is that we can (hopefully) teach and learn better. When... Continue Reading →

LIASA-SLYSIG Conference 2016

I had the pleasure, and honour, of attending and presenting at School Library and Youth Services Interest Group's (an interest group of the Library and Information Association of South Africa) biennial conference in Bloemfontein on 28-29th June. The theme of the conference was "Connect,... Continue Reading →

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,000 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it... Continue Reading →


Did I mention I like taking photos in my "spare" time? If you are interested in seeing some of my work, then you can take a look at Have a great Christmas.

Book Review: My Brother Simple

Book review from one of my sixth formers, from our Literature Society. Source: Book Review: My Brother Simple

KS4 Breakfast & Books Club

My KS4 Breakfast and Books Club is going strong.  Although small, we have added a new member from year 10, as a result of my attending the evening for parents and their sons/daughters who are on the Academy's "more able" register.... Continue Reading →

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