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Podcast: John Morrisons Collider Lesson Plan; How Would You Build Guerilla Education ? Provocation by Alex Dunedin

This is an audio recording of a lesson which John Morrison a practitioner and researcher working in the Digital Media and Interaction Design group in the School of Computing at Edinburgh Napier University.  Ever stimulating, it has been fascinating getting the opportunity to work alongside John as he plans his lessons and curriculum for his students. Read more

The Future of Education: My perspective as given to students by Alex Dunedin

This is a summary of two presentations which I gave to students at Blackburn College when I was invited to share by teachers there who are teaching students to become teachers.  I was asked as it was felt that what I could offer was a different and complimentary viewpoint to the various speakers who had shared in the course. You can listen to the podcasts and also read through some of the annotated sources here on the internet.

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Sustainability and Education by Bob Cranwell

I should say, if you have an interest in this area of our development, that this is a wholly opinionated piece with few references, relying mainly on experience, observations and memory. Some of this turned out be entirely contrary to my own view at the time and thus I had some thinking to do. Hard thinking is something missing in modern life, sadly; but since we are actually talking about areas which require an entire shift from convention, this is only fair to point out. Read more

Face Value: Six People Talk About Individuals Who Inspired Them To Learn

In August of 2016 James Clegg had a vision for an event with Ragged University.  It was to take place inside the Talbot Rice art gallery in Edinburgh, and bring together various people to talk for five minutes about someone who inspired them.  This is a podcast of the evening which he brought together.  It was particularly interesting as it was using an art space… Read more

Ragged University: Alex Dunedin Answers Questions From A Journalist

A journalist recently got in touch with me to ask me about the work which has been happening through Ragged University.  Kashmira Gander had initially asked me to reflect on an article ‘The British university where a degree doesn’t mean a lifetime of debt Learning for love, not money‘ published in Huck Magazine which takes a particular focus on the great work going on at the Free University of Brighton. Read more

The Cooperative Development of Julian Edge: A Digest, Notes and Reflections by Alex Dunedin

Finding effective ways to communicate and work with each other is a perenial task.  It is not something which can be found in a one stop shop, or some hothouse leadership programme, or a bunch of invigorating lectures designed to make you inspire others – it comes from the lifelong task of diligently learning and developing as we encounter new ways of being over our whole lives.

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Educating For The Steady State Economy by Susan Brown

On 1st November, 2012 the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change hosted a free public event at the University of Manchester, UK entitled ‘We need to talk about growth’. Central to the discussion of the speakers (Richard Sharland, Head of Environmental Strategy at Manchester City Council; Dr Alice Bows, Sustainable Consumption Institute (University of Manchester); Prof Mark Burton (Manchester Metropolitan University & Centre for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy-CASSE) and Dr Dan O’Neill (University of Leeds and CASSE) was the argument that we need to move from a model of ‘economic growth’ measured in terms of gross domestic product (GDP), levels of consumption, international finance etc, to one of a ‘steady state economy’.  Read more