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…

#MuseumEdOz is launched

Over the past few months I’ve been working with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney as a Visiting Research Fellow. We have been exploring how we can engage education audiences with learning and social media (you can read more here and here on initial thinking). It has been such an exciting adventure…

SKETCHING IDEAS OF THE ARTS CLASSROOM – BLOGGERS IDEAS

There is something in the universe. I have been thinking of sometime about sharing great art teacher blogs I have come across, and just last night @mesterman sent me a tweet about the very topic. Ironic! So check these blogs out that I have been following, they are not a comprehensive list but they are…

Starry ideas:Things I gave a star to in the past week

In recent times I have begun reading Daniel Pink’s book called A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule The Future. I’m only just beginning but something that he writes early on triggered me to think about the information we access – the how, why, when, from whom. But most of all, the amount of…

Project #pstn: engaging pre-service teachers in the Twitterverse

This post is a refereed paper that I have co-written with colleagues about Twitter and the place it can have in Teacher Education as a way to support personal learning networks. The paper is made available to contribute to the field and can be referenced as follows: Lemon, N., Thorneycroft, S., Jones, D., & Forner,…

Using Visual Narrative for Reflection

This post is an abstract from a non refereed paper I delivered at a conference (Australian Association for Research in Education) back in 2006 when I was first beginning to use image based research. I thought I would share this with you, and then if you want to read further the link to  the PDF…

Making your move in a Collaboration: Tips to enhance your team to gel

Collaborations in learning and teaching are very common. We can consider them to be a part of the learning environment from the perspective of both being a teacher and a learner. Common scenarios include: TEACHER: a. Planning for curriculum in teams b. Collaborating to seek funding c. Collaborations on a project that is design dot…

Richness of children’s narratives

There is a tendency in education to think of children’s narratives or creative narrative or visual narrative purely as a verbal element or verbal communication, either spoken or written (Wright, 2011). However focus on the ‘visual narrative related to children’s drawings, [images or photographs] emphasizes and offers the richness of the accompanying interactions as children…

Hottest 5: What are your Top Five learning and teaching strategies?

At this time of the year the Australian radio station TripleJ have just run a competition to nominate your hottest ten soundtracks of the previous year in order to compile the Hottest 100 songs of the year. The countdown features for Australia Day airplay and reconnections and highlights are shared in the months proceeding. This got…