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More from Wes Fryer on education for the ‘NOW’. See watya think! I have edited this down a bit… ‘Now, video of 6 year old dancing for 30 seconds – the motivation is: the student has a global audience – you explain that, it’s amazing what happens to them (students) when they understand this global

Our young people…and digital learning

More from Wes Fryer on education for the ‘NOW’. See watya think! I have edited this down a bit… ‘Now, video of 6 year old dancing for 30 seconds – the motivation is: the student has a global audience – you explain that, it’s amazing what happens to them (students) when they understand this global

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Cordelia Fine has some interesting, and I find quite cheering, stuff to say about gender and ‘how we get it.’ (my quote marks.) ‘There may be slight variations in the brains of women and men, says Fine, a researcher at Melbourne University, but the wiring is soft, not hard. ”It is flexible, malleable and changeable,”

Ahh gender

Cordelia Fine has some interesting, and I find quite cheering, stuff to say about gender and ‘how we get it.’ (my quote marks.) ‘There may be slight variations in the brains of women and men, says Fine, a researcher at Melbourne University, but the wiring is soft, not hard. ”It is flexible, malleable and changeable,”

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My friend Joe, astute observer of the human condition and supplier of this pic, and living-as he does-in Christchurch NZ, which has been in the news recently because of earthquakes… has some interesting observations about human behaviour vis-a-vis the movement of the earth: ‘The demand for sleeping pills and rescue remedy, which rose dramatically after

The earth moves and we humans do our thing

My friend Joe, astute observer of the human condition and supplier of this pic, and living-as he does-in Christchurch NZ, which has been in the news recently because of earthquakes… has some interesting observations about human behaviour vis-a-vis the movement of the earth: ‘The demand for sleeping pills and rescue remedy, which rose dramatically after

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The Sydney Morning Herald of 6th October 2010 reported a a study to be published in The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. The article quotes the study as stating: ‘La Trobe University researchers surveyed high school students aged 13 to 18 years between 1997 and 2008. Between 1999 and 2008, the proportion

More sex, but not safer sex

The Sydney Morning Herald of 6th October 2010 reported a a study to be published in The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health. The article quotes the study as stating: ‘La Trobe University researchers surveyed high school students aged 13 to 18 years between 1997 and 2008. Between 1999 and 2008, the proportion

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There is an ongoing discussions about how to keep young people in employment; how to keep them motivated at work, how to keep them coming back. All reasonable questions and all questions we could probably ask of anyone at any point in their life. The Sydney Morning Herald Sept 18-19 2010 ran an article ‘Love

Happy at work?

There is an ongoing discussions about how to keep young people in employment; how to keep them motivated at work, how to keep them coming back. All reasonable questions and all questions we could probably ask of anyone at any point in their life. The Sydney Morning Herald Sept 18-19 2010 ran an article ‘Love

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I shall make my last Bali reference for a while. We are home and it is nice to be here. There are many stand-out things about Bali, but my last comment for now is to notice the importance people place on being part of something. The temple next to where we were staying was the

Belonging and connection

I shall make my last Bali reference for a while. We are home and it is nice to be here. There are many stand-out things about Bali, but my last comment for now is to notice the importance people place on being part of something. The temple next to where we were staying was the

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Our son took up smoking when he was about three and a half. We were in Greece where smoking is common and he used to go outside after eating and smoke a straw. Sometimes a stick. He has always been a considerate smoker. But he gave up. And that was good. Here we are in Bali

RULES again, and INFLUENCES

Our son took up smoking when he was about three and a half. We were in Greece where smoking is common and he used to go outside after eating and smoke a straw. Sometimes a stick. He has always been a considerate smoker. But he gave up. And that was good. Here we are in Bali

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Bali continues to be intriguing and eventful. A much travelled place, especially for Australians, it remains oustandingly itself. And again here I am struck by a difference: the absence of legislated rules, and the presence and power of unwritten ones. It is kind of liberating to be able to sit in a taxi with our one-year-old

Rules, regulation, regard

Bali continues to be intriguing and eventful. A much travelled place, especially for Australians, it remains oustandingly itself. And again here I am struck by a difference: the absence of legislated rules, and the presence and power of unwritten ones. It is kind of liberating to be able to sit in a taxi with our one-year-old

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Here we are in Bali and watching the children head off to school each day. And I have no idea really just what happens in school here though yesterday I did chat with an American living in Bali who has a child at school, and is herself a teacher and on the local school board. And she

Learning

Here we are in Bali and watching the children head off to school each day. And I have no idea really just what happens in school here though yesterday I did chat with an American living in Bali who has a child at school, and is herself a teacher and on the local school board. And she

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Here we are again in Bali, and apart from a quite distressing eye infection which all four of us in the family seem to have, this continues to be a lovely, welcoming and aesthetic place. No doubt that tourism in all its forms is rampant here and..er…I guess that means us…yet Balinese culture seems to

Culture and beauty

Here we are again in Bali, and apart from a quite distressing eye infection which all four of us in the family seem to have, this continues to be a lovely, welcoming and aesthetic place. No doubt that tourism in all its forms is rampant here and..er…I guess that means us…yet Balinese culture seems to

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