Mindfulness in the academy – learning from lived experiences

My dear friend and colleague Sharon McDonough and I are editing a book to be published by Springer called “Mindfulness in the academy: practices and perspectives from scholars”. It is due out mid to late 2018. We a curating 20 international researchers who are interested in mindful practices within their research fields, and teaching practice … Continue reading Mindfulness in the academy – learning from lived experiences

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Museums and social media – sharing pedagogies of practice

In the week that has just gone I have had the pleasure to attend to Museums and the Web Asia conference held in Melbourne. I have been inspired by the ideas, perspectives and openness of presenters both local and national, and reminded of why I find working with the GLAM sector so  enjoyable. I was delighted … Continue reading Museums and social media – sharing pedagogies of practice

Teacher education and partnerships with galleries: What do pre-service teachers think?

Partnerships with cultural organisations such as galleries and museums are under utilised by teacher education programs in Australia (Abeles, 2004; Bybee, 2001; Falk, 2001; Lemon& Garvis, 2014; Nichols, 2014; Wilson, 2004). Cultural organisations are community assets that offer a range of rich and diverse learning resources and programs for learners encompassing all levels of education (Eames & Coll, … Continue reading Teacher education and partnerships with galleries: What do pre-service teachers think?

#warshipbootcamp has begun

Over the past two days 26 idea generators have been working together at the Australian National Maritime Musuem to look at what curriculum material could be developed for a massive new program – the Warships Pavilion. As a collective we come from a variety of different backgrounds (curators, museum educators, curriculum policy makers, teacher educators, technology experts, … Continue reading #warshipbootcamp has begun