I came up to Edinburgh at the end of April to experience a Ragged University event for myself and got in touch with Alex in advance to explain why. After having retired from teaching Drama and English, running a Theatre-in-Education operation and engaging in non-institutional teacher-training, I have had time to reflect at length on the upshot of that whole working life. Read more
Podcast: Isak Stoddard Presents at Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research; ‘From Sweden With Care’
This is an audio recording of the presentation given by Isak Stoddard at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research in the University of Manchester. Isak is Project Coordinator in Climate Change Leadership, Educational Coordinator and Deputy Director of CEMUS at Uppsala University in Sweden. The presentation was called ‘From Sweden with care’ and it deals with education and societal change in troubled times. Read more
The Porous University symposium was brought together in the University of the Highlands and Islands in May 2017. The symposium coalesced around a series of conversations and reflections on the nature of openness within Higher Education. Read more
Twas The Rant Before Christmas… What Makes The COOCs Initiative Succeed Where Others Fail by Alex Dunedin
The language of failure is a tricky one to use without creating unhelpful tensions which can compartmentalize the spirit and function of education and social projects. When walking through the surreal world of policy-town, phrases take root and oblige people to think and act in ways which conform to the language that is giving shape to their thoughts. Policy and it’s language has come to possess people’s practice.