Monthly Archives: August 2014

It’s been a while since I posted. I’d like to say it is because it’s been busy, because it has. I’d like to say it’s because there’s been so much progress and advancement that there’s been no time for reflection. I’d like to say that. But it’s because it has been busy with no progress or advancement which makes it hard to reflect in a positive way, which is what I like to do.

I was thinking about the position I find myself in and then got sent this article. I was reminded that the point of existence is not to make progress or advancement, but to remain true to who I am and want I believe in. The glitch is, articles like this talking about future education requirements, demand that progress and advances are made.

So, I will not accept the things I cannot change. I will fight the things I cannot change using evidence, reason and logic. I will do this because progress should happen. And it shouldn’t be random, there should be clarity and transparency about the change required to progress.

The climate of education and in particular my workplace is all about change. As my wonderful colleague Georgia pointed out we are asking for educational, governance and business change all at the same time. This is a big ask, but I believe it’s possible and the more I read about the future and the requirements of education, the change is imperative or we are failing future generations.

That sounds a bit melodramatic, but it’s true. Change begins with not accepting the status quo in recognition that the future must be different. All things can change. I just need to trust that evidence, reason and logic can work. Either that or I let the people who understand politics manage the process instead!

The Piping Shrike

A perspective on Australian politics

Further Tales of Adventure From Our Glamorous Rural Lifestyle

Examination of eLearning in higher education

Fighters Circle

Examination of eLearning in higher education

This Sociological Life

A blog by sociologist Deborah Lupton

The Periphrastic Mind Of A Liberal Arts Major

Connect. Lead. Change.

Reflections of an ICT teacher of the online generation.

Haas | Learning

Searching for Signals Amidst the Noise


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degrees of fiction

Mythopoetics, secondary English and early-career teaching