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Your week 7 prompt!

This is Judith Butler:

You might not be shocked to learn that she has won a number of prizes for “bad” writing!

But those prizes don’t really take into account that she’s a philosopher as well as a public cultural thinker; she writes, well, like a philosopher. 90 more words

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Communication and the Performance of Identity

Bee Bond and Peter Matthews from the University of Leeds are going to reflect their pre-sessional programme: Language through Communication and Society and its impact on the student agency and identity. 420 more words


Bob Dylan, impact & the blurring of boundaries

Academic and author Paul Breen writes a guest blog on the growing importance that universities are attaching to the notion of real world impact, without a clear definition of what this means. 1,105 more words

Reflective Practice

Written for Canterbury Christ Church University. Module 2.3

I’d like to add that I was never laughed at. I was merely told: ‘But you are teachers! 23 more words


Your week six prompt!

Happy holiday Monday, gang!

For this week’s prompt, have a look at Austin, pages 206-7.

Beginning from the premise that performative statements DO something in the world – they do not merely “state”; they “act” – … 163 more words

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Trust and support teachers: My New Voice Scholarship panel speech

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel of ACEL New Voice Scholars (list of awardees here) at the Melbourne Convention Centre. As a representative of new Australian voices in educational leadership research, I spoke in front of an auditorium of 1200 educators in response to the provocation: ‘If you could wave a magic wand, how would you transform education?’ 801 more words


Girlhood and Self-Surveillance in a Heteronormative Society (by Papy A. and Briar J.)

The at-times fabricated nature of protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s behaviour throughout Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games, is reflective of the self-surveillance required of girls in contemporary society. 1,231 more words