Tinkering with the system won’t help reinvent the purpose of education

Jenny Connected

Creativity is a function of intelligence not specific to a particular field and the arts can make a major contribution to this, but the arts are being pushed down in favour of subjects that are dominated by utility and their usefulness for getting a job.

2019 155

Attending to the invisible ‘Other’

Jenny Connected

Imagine those pushed to the margins of dominant narratives speaking: not as victims, but as futurisms’ cunning and sentient sentinels. Kochi Biennale 2019. Attention is how we relate to the world and what we attend to determines what we see.

2019 148

Visiting Kolkata with a Wheelchair User

Jenny Connected

We arrived to find that there was a flight of steps into the hotel and a very steep ramp, too steep for me to push even this very light wheelchair user up and scarily steep for going down, but a group of the hotel staff did this very willingly. You can see them here – Kolkata, 2019.

2019 130

Engaged Customer definitions: Super Users, Influencers, Advocates

Community Guy

They have created an audience through their celebrity and are using that audience to push products they’re paid to push. . Short term Marketing oriented – The goal of a marketer working with an influencer is specifically to push a short term, product/service oriented agenda. Definitions are important. Language matters. . We know that all community have stratifications amongst their members. Some members are very active, some very passive…a plenty of shades in between.

2019 89

A calendar of seasons for my time and place

Chris Corrigan

A strong northwesterly breeze is pushing wind driven swell down the Strait of Georgia onto the southwestern shore of Bowen Island. It’s a beautiful day on the south coast of British Columbia.

2019 74

The politics of translation and the role of staff in Sudbury schools

Mathemagenic

Choosing for a word that reverses the hierarchy, giving children more responsibility and the choices than to the adults and pushing adults into a serving position in relation to the kids (as a way to emphasise the need to get out of the current hierarchy). In the last few months, I’ve got involved into translating some of the materials of Sudburyschool Hardewijk from Dutch into Russian.

2019 89

From the feed

Chris Corrigan

We have to close the distance between the push-button order and the human act. Five links that caught my eye over the holiday. New Power: How it’s Changing the 21st Century and Why you need to Know.

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