Circle of niceness: mapping our values

circle ˈsəːk(ə)l/ noun Circle; plural noun: circles 1. a round plane figure whose boundary (the circumference) consists of points equidistant from a fixed point (the centre). 2.  a group of people with a shared profession, interests, or acquaintances. niceness ˈnʌɪsnəs/ noun The quality of being nice; pleasantness. synonyms: pleasantness, friendliness, agreeableness, charm, amiability, affability, kindness,  decency, geniality, cordiality, warmth, sympathy, understanding, compassion      'Circle of niceness' is a … Continue reading Circle of niceness: mapping our values

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Developing a new platform for evaluating visitor engagement with art: #MuseumEdOz Tweet Chat #10

The Artcasting project team (http://www.artcastingproject.net) at the University of Edinburgh has been working closely for the past 10 months or so with colleagues at the National Galleries of Scotland and Tate, and the ARTIST ROOMS Associate Galleries (https://www.nationalgalleries.org/artistrooms ), on developing a new platform for evaluating visitor engagement with art, and exploring the ideas and … Continue reading Developing a new platform for evaluating visitor engagement with art: #MuseumEdOz Tweet Chat #10

Social media, young people and museum: #Meetday2015

Today at the #Meetday2015 WHERE EDUCATION, EVALUATION AND TECHNOLOGY MEET as part of Museum Australia's 2015 Conference I presented my thinking on social media, young people and museum. Click here for my slides.  My outline was: Museums are unique sites of learning, as are social media platforms. Both spaces promote co-creation of meaning making. For young … Continue reading Social media, young people and museum: #Meetday2015

Five ways to make a difference

This is an ace post about thinking bigger picture with your research and collaborations. Be inspired and be inspiring!

The Research Whisperer

Sticky notes listing impacts of climate change. Impacts, by Jonathan O’Donnell on Flickr

We aren’t here just to generate papers, people.

We’re here to make a difference, to improve things.

Heaven knows, there are enough issues out there that need our help!

If your research sits within the academy, being cited by other researchers, then you might get a promotion. But you probably won’t make a difference.

Here are five ways you can get out there and help put your research into action.

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Would a dedicated hashtag to museum learning in Australia work?

I’ve been having great discussions with MAAS educators and the communications crew about audience engagement with social media. Particularly from the education stance and illuminating the unique learning that occurs. We have been thinking about how to engage teachers, students, museum educators, and learners as a whole. How could we do this? One hashtag that … Continue reading Would a dedicated hashtag to museum learning in Australia work?

Adolescents, their relationship with teachers and coping skills to adjust to teacher classroom management strategies.

The classroom, as a social setting for learning, provides a dynamic, yet bounded, set of conditions that engage and affect the learning process. These conditions serve either to support or constrain development of learners (Grossman, Smagorinsky & Valencia, 1999; Martin 2004). From this sociocultural perspective learning is viewed as an active process in which knowledge … Continue reading Adolescents, their relationship with teachers and coping skills to adjust to teacher classroom management strategies.