Notes on ch.1: An Intellectual Adventure
For interest and brevity, let’s summarise the sections of the chapter in a sentence each. I’m not explicating here (a term to be defined below); I’m giving myself a “command” to learn. 843 more words
Back in October, I took part in a debate at the Battle of Ideas.
Hosted by Kevin Rooney and featuring Professor Frank Furedi, Jack Marwood and Munira Mirza, the discussion focused on the relevance of research to classroom practice. 20 more words
I’m running a reading group with a colleague at Macquarie, reading Jacques Rancière’s The Ignorant Schoolmaster. For me, I’m interested in pursuing the way that the structure of education provides a diagnosis of the state of society – Rancière’s interest being, of course, in the presupposition of equality (or inequality) in the learning & teaching relationship. 49 more words
As my second class at UPOU begins, I am reminded of the challenges and opportunities from my first class. Studying online presented some technology hurdles that have mostly been overcome, but I still find it challenging to express myself with the written word. 641 more words
Global citizenship is not meaningless utopianism. It’s a real priority. UNESCO has made Global Citizenship Education a strategic area for their education programme. When you look at school mission statements, you’ll see that so many schools aim to create 21st Century Global Citizens. 365 more words