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Gaming colonialism

Teaching my five-year old son to play Risk last night. “What does ‘conquer’ mean?” “Why do you attack another country?” When you have to explain all the concepts involved in a game that is basically colonial expansion, it suddenly feels a whole lot less innocent. 149 more words

Political Philosophy

Call for papers

The 2nd International Conference on Critical Pedagogies and Philosophies of Education: 25th and 26th June 2015, Liverpool Hope University

Conveners: Dr Alex Guilherme and Dr David Lewin… 349 more words

Critical Pedagogy

Goals for Professional Growth & Development

As my progression as an educator remains in its early steps, the goals set are far from specific and precise. Rather, the following goals all reflect general domains in which I would like to develop professionally. 525 more words


The Teacher as Lean Entrepreneur - Part 1: An introduction

Entrepreneurs are everywhere. – Eric Ries, the Lean Startup

In my journey to discover what other fields can teach me about education and pedagogy, I stumbled across 

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I’m reading Honneth’s little book on Reification, his Tanner lectures from 2008. What began as a light skim through has gained interest for me. In particular, the transition between the logical level of the ‘empathic’ engagement with the world (Heidegger, Dewey), and the empirical genesis from the point of view of developmental psychology – expressed in Adorno’s about the priority of love for later cognitive development. 21 more words

Political Philosophy

Startup Weekend Townsville - Tutor in the Cloud

Final Pitch

My partner Caine, and I went to Townsville Startup Weekend. It was a wild 54 hours of learning, growing, and experiencing the best that the Townsville startup community has to offer. 172 more words


Issues Facing Music and Jazz Education

As unpopular a stance as it might be, I feel the way in which jazz improvisation, is generally taught is flawed and even antithetical to the cultivation of a distinct musical identity. 745 more words

Music Education