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…

A spontaneous observation of energized museum learning

I’ve just begun a new partnership with the Museum of Applies Arts and Sciences (MAAS) as their inaugural Visiting Research Fellow. This is an exciting new adventure for both the museum and myself. Most importantly for me this is a significant new opportunity to be able to explore my research in museum education. My fellowship…

I felt quietly confident I could teach…Children, In Melbourne, & with the internet, interactive whiteboards, air conditioning and projectors…

This guest post is by Lindsay Holt and shares insights into teaching in Laos.  Lindsay is a recently graduated Primary Teacher with a Bachelor in Arts majoring in Sociology and Anthropology. She is fascinated with the constructed space of the classroom and the context surrounding it, wherever it may be. Lindsay is currently exploring the…

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…

Narratives that nudge: Raising theoretical questions about reflective practice

The narratives of pre-service teachers in this paper tell a story which interrupts the notion that reflective practice necessarily produces a transformative self. Although this argument is not new, the extent to which the utility of reflective practice is taken for granted in the current context of teacher education (beginning and continuing) remains greater than…

Looking through the eyes of a child through the lens of a camera

I am a firm believer that young people are capable photographers. The power that their images have in sharing their voice is significant in any forum but in the learning and teaching environment this way of communicating has the potential to  contribute greatly to the learning of all in that environment. This post shares a…

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,…

Drop the “T” and let it be all about “CAN”

A new advertisement has been featuring in the last few weeks on Australian television that has the marketing spin of Drop the “T” and let it be all about “CAN”…there is no such thing as “CAN’T”. This philosophy is intriguing to me in how we can learn from this phrase and apply it to the way…

This just blew my mind – Run for the Arts

I was walking down the street with Mr. Rellypops recently in Portland, Oregon. The flagpoles in the USA always seem to have banners hanging off them. So after a few days the observation of content begins to lower and other things catch my attention. But it was this banner that I just couldn’t believe…. RUN…