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An Interview With Dr Tuppy Owens; Human capabilities and supporting disabled people with their sexual lives

Human sexuality has evolved to provide us with the unique capacity to enjoy pleasure on many levels – from long term intimate relationships and erotic play with the person we love, to all kinds of other fun including self-pleasuring. Females even evolved to have larger breasts and males larger penises. It would be great to think that we could all be making the most of our delightful opportunities. Read more

Floating Classrooms: A Model For Mobile Teaching

The nature of the Floating Classroom project is to develop the affordances around going into communities and opening up spaces which are equipped to cultivate threads of interest which reside in those communities. This means having everything that a classroom might normally have in a higher education context, except on a mobile basis.

Like UNICEF created their ‘School in a Box‘ scheme, providing the basic fundamental tools to communities to set up a classroom, the idea here is to have a ‘floating classroom’ where we apply learning taken from human development work. Specifically, Ernesto Sirolli and participatory action research, where the community are listened to and their learning trajectory is decided by their own interests and the issues which they face in their day to day lives. Read more