Inspirational TEDx speeches by Indigenous Australians

TED is a global force. Starting in 1984 in the United States, as a conference around Technology, Education and Design, it now expands into every nation and community.  And now Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are also beginning to participate as well. Luke Pearson in TEDx Canberra 2013 Michael Williams ONExEAR at TEDx Brisbane … Continue reading Inspirational TEDx speeches by Indigenous Australians

10 Incredibly inspiring self-taught learners

Amber from Online Universities Weblog sent this link to 10 Incredibly Inspiring Self Taught Scholars this afternoon. It made me think about how we as adult learners/teachers fail to engage with what we’re learning/teaching and we underestimate the role of self-teaching. I gave a guest lecture yesterday at QUT for pre-service teachers. It was in one … Continue reading 10 Incredibly inspiring self-taught learners

7 Reasons I like critical theory for Indigenous studies

As a free-range scholar & educator, I tend to go off course a bit occasionally (well – maybe more than occasionally). I’ve recently re-discovered critical theory when preparing a guest lecture for QCA1213 Indigenous Art, Protocols and Practices unit at Queensland College of Art – Griffith University. 7 Reasons to Like Critical Theory It challenges accepted … Continue reading 7 Reasons I like critical theory for Indigenous studies