I have been a fan of Prezi for a few years now, with my first presentation at the ANZHES conference in Auckland in 2011. A revised (shortened) version of this presentation is embedded below, which was used at the NZARE... Continue Reading →
This blog entry from Marek’s blog is a recommendation for another blog on childhood memories. Personally I like the reference to the complexity of childhood, and how we can idealise it rather than see what is actually being experienced.
I like this blog. I have an interest in childhood and memory, and this is just one example of how we can explore childhood, and think about what childhood is, how it can be conceptualised, experienced and performed, how perhaps it is not just a time of cuteness and innocence and pink clothes. Anyhow, there is a layer of nutrition below the popcorn for sure.
A University of Canterbury lecturer taking a stand… and in my opinion, increasing his mana.
It is with deep regret that this morning I returned my Lecturer of the Year award for the College of Business and Law 2014. Before I tell you why I gave back this honour I want to assure you that these are my words and my words alone. I am writing this in my capacity as an academic who has the responsibility to be the critic and conscience of society. Unfortunately, the society in question is also where I work.
Now, to my reasons for returning my award. The University of Canterbury is a wonderful organisation and I have enjoyed my time here more than any other appointment I have had. I am supported in my teaching and research as well as have great friends here. However, there is an underbelly of hate that raises its head from time to time. My earliest experience of this came in…
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