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 …

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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 …

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, …

A speed meeting.

I’m sitting in a café in San Francisco. I visited this café just over twelve months ago when I was here and have been just “hanging to come back”. Great coffee, awesome vibe, happy staff, and a wonderful environment for writing. This café is pretty popular that I queued in the freshness of this spring …