NATURE PLAY BUILDS RESILIENT, CURIOUS KIDS

With the launch of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, Perth kids can problem solve, build resilience and practise enquiry-based learning through nature play. Last month, I attended the official launch of stage two of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. I got to climb over rocks, poke my head into hidey-holes and even dip my toes […]

Resurrecting the best of the NMC

Reblogged from:   https://buildingcreativebridges.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/next-steps-for-a-beyond-horizons-2-0-community/ Next Steps for a Beyond Horizons (2.0) Community The following piece was prepared collaboratively by Lisa Gustinelli, Jonathan Nalder, and Paul Signorelli; each of us is publishing and sharing it on our own sites in the spirit of the collaboration that the piece documents. Please repost. We’re a community that knows how to work, play, and, […]

Live and experience a trillion human life stories

The globally acclaimed simulation game, RealLives – originally unveiled in the United States in 2004 and subsequently developed in Pune after 2012 – is now being introduced in India. RealLives essentially aims to develop empathy in players – empathy for other cultures, societies, as well as one’s own, thus helping them learn to appreciate the […]

Establishing a New CoderDojo

  This week I embarked on getting a Coder Dojo established.  The CoderDojo movement is a global organisation of coding clubs that seek to foster self-directed project based engagement with computer code. The process has been relatively straightforward and cooperation of the hosting site has made it much easier to start planning. We’ll be aiming to […]

Commodifying creativity??

Where do profit and productivity sit in creative economies? By Anne Harris, Monash University Creativity – variously defined as innovation, critical thinking, and cognitive flexibility amongst others – is ubiquitous these days. From creative corporate conglomerates such as Google and Pixar to primary school coders and hackers to creative mathematics, creativity seems to be everywhere […]

Is it the end of the world as we know it….?

Humanity is in the existential danger zone, study confirms By James Dyke, University of Southampton The Earth’s climate has always changed. All species eventually become extinct. But a new study has brought into sharp relief the fact that humans have, in the context of geological timescales, produced near instantaneous planetary-scale disruption. We are sowing the […]

12 ways to deal with a climate change denier – the BBQ guide

12 ways to deal with a climate change denier – the BBQ guide By Will J Grant, Australian National University and Rod Lamberts, Australian National University The end of the year is nigh and it’s a time for Christmas and New Year parties and gatherings. In the southern hemisphere that means barbecues and beaches. In […]

“Survival of the planet is likely to depend on a new growth model”

G20 climate challenge calls for a rethink of economics By Geoff Harcourt, UNSW Australia Business School and Anne Junor Focusing on growth, the Brisbane G20 leaders’ summit has not grappled with three key issues. How much more growth can the planet survive? How can poorer nations raise their living standards to parity with the “developed” […]

Economic growth needs to be very different to support climate action.

To get climate change under control, our growth fetish must go By Christopher Wright, University of Sydney The recent US-China climate announcement is a significant development in humanity’s equivocal response to the climate crisis. Despite over four decades of political engagement with climate change, tangible action has remained limited to rhetorical flourishes by politicians against […]

World leaders can see the need to protect the reef!

Obama: protect Barrier Reef from climate change By Michelle Grattan, University of Canberra US president Barack Obama has given Australia a sharp prod on climate change, saying he wanted his future grandchildren to be able to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef. Obama, addressing an enthusiastic audience including mostly young people at the University of Queensland, […]