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 […]

Water and Sustainability: online game event for middle and high school.

Curtin University is proud to announce that it is the Australian organiser for participation in the 2014 UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2.0. Water is essential for all life as we know it.  A simple fact that sometimes feels forgotten as political and commercial interests take priority. UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2.0 provides an exciting and authentic learning […]

Are PhD graduates expecting too much?

By John Crossley, Monash University When it comes to PhD graduates, it’s clear that supply now far outstrips demand. It used to be that doing a PhD almost guaranteed you an academic position but now, any guarantees are long gone. My own experience suggests that only around half of PhD graduates are employed in some […]

Reform Australian universities by cutting their bureaucracies

By Nicholas Graves, Queensland University of Technology; Adrian Barnett, Queensland University of Technology, and Philip Clarke, University of Melbourne Universities drive a knowledge economy, generate new ideas and teach people how to think critically. Anything other than strong investment in them will likely harm Australia. But as Australian politicians are preparing to reform the university […]

IDIERI6 – The Drama Education Research gathering in Sydney

I’m a little sad to have missed the IDIERI event in Sydney.  I had hoped there would be a steady stream of updates via twitter and other channels but there seemed to be a dearth of activity in this arena. One small exception was the good folk from C&T who managed to find time to […]

eLearning with attitude (courtesy of AFP)

eLearning from Kim Flintoff on Vimeo. A musically enhanced representation of Gagne’s theory of instructional design. (How) does this video prompt you to think differently about how you engage students in the processes of learning? If activity drives learning before content delivery what are the effects on the learner? The LMS isn’t the learning – […]