The magic of Sir Ken

In July 2015 I rang the Washington Speakers Bureau to ask whether Sir Ken Robinson might be able to offer a keynote speech at the 2015 Kids’ Conference. Knowing Sir Ken’s speaking profile, I thought at best I would get a polite reply from the Bureau to decline the request. My hope in getting in…

Lamenterra: Search for Australia Felix

I finally managed to upload a wild shoot film of a multi-disciplinary arts installation presented at the Australia Felix Arts Festival in Benalla 1995. This was probably the first all digital arts installation performance in Australia. Apple Computer sponsored the production by loaning a Centris AV 660 prototype – a newly released computer for animation…

The Beau Street Hoard: the end of the excavation

Originally posted on British Museum blog:
Julia Tubman, conservator, British Museum My last blog post recounted the excavation of bags 5 and 6 of the Beau Street hoard, which were the two smallest bags on the edge of the large hoard. In the months since, the deconstruction of the hoard has advanced considerably: as the…

Between Samos and Ephesus

The paper I presented at the International Conference on Education in Greece in 2011 on curriculum in England and Australia is now online. I presented an alternative curriculum model and a review of some of the issues facing the National Curriculum processes in place in England and in-train in Australia at the time. The ‘trade’…

1st Kids Conference HTAV

Brilliant day – maybe a world first – we asked kids to run a conference for teachers on using digital technologies in the history classroom at ACU today (27 November 2012). Facilitated and convened with the support of the History Teachers Association of Victoria (HTAV) – primary, secondary and pre-service student teachers provided their experience…