This is the first part of a series of essays which lays out an account of education relating to human development. It takes the view that bringing disciplines together deepens the knowledge of each individual discipline and facilitates the production of contextualised knowledge. Read more
Come along to the Safari Lounge (21 Cadzow Pl, Edinburgh EH7 5SN) at 6pm to listen to a talk about economics and finance by Alex
Come along at 1pm to The Terrace Cafe in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR) for a cup of tea before walking around the gardens where Alex Dunedin will answer any questions about the Ragged University project Read more
On Friday 29th November 2019 I got consent from the three trustees of Ragged Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (Scottish Charity 048364) to wind it up and close the books. With unanimous agreement the request to dissolve Ragged as a charity was put to OSCR and is awaiting legal processing. This post is a document of the communication(s) I made and some of the conversations I have had over the year about Ragged University and what place it might or might not have in the Third Sector as it stands. Read more
This is the next part of my action research project which I have been using as a meaning making process in my own life as I have been struggling with trying to negotiate how my life is mediated through the worlds of policy, bureaucracy and distant finance. Read more
Thinking about the basic stuff of knowledge, teaching and learning has led me to develop an idea based around ‘knowledge as an art object’. This formulates a theoretical framework drawing together the being, doing and shared encounter which is found in diverse forms of education. Read more
This is the next part of my action research project focusing in on the effects and practicalities of outcomes and measurements bureaucracies when they are implemented in care and support processes of people’s lives.
You can read the previous section of this project ‘Action Research: Measurement and the Lifeworld’ by clicking HERE.
What follows is the next part of my action research project that scrutinises how useful outcomes and measurements bureaucracies are for those whom they are meant to be serving – i.e. by making services more effective. Read more
Title of Talk:
Loneliness and Social Isolation by Alex Dunedin
What follows is the start of my action research project deconstructing of the Outcomes Star, a metric bureaucracy instated in various support-need junctures which the person receiving support has to fill in and go over with the person who is giving the support. This is one of various types of bureaucracy which people have to face (both citizen and worker). Read more