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Learning from Surgeons

Introduction Back in 2010, I wrote about Paul Barach's research and practice in creating, assessing and sustaining high performance in healthcare teams. Just last week I...

Lewis Lancaster

My wife, Sue, and I were driving back from Canberra yesterday afternoon. Our journey home coincided with a Spirit of Things program, Buddhism on the...

Composition and Coaching

On my drive home last night, I had an opportunity to listen to a Radio National Big Ideas program Composition, Modernism and Philosophy. In it...

Eyewitnesses, Memory and Oral History

Radio National's Hindsight had an excellent program this week. Inga Clendinnen, Paul Thompson, Peter Read, Heather Goodall, Sean Field and Bonnie Smith took part in...

Playing, Building, Flourishing

I listened to Radio National's Future Tense program this morning. By good fortune I heard Daniel Donahoo talk about the Robots in School project. I was...

Cirrus 111208

This week I found links to: The TL Virtual Cafe's Open Mic with Joyce Valenza that attracted 138 participants. Gwyneth Jones was the moderator. Andrew Preater's...

Reading John Dickson: Humility and Leadership

A few weeks ago my daughter Beth alerted me to a Radio National program she had heard. Richard Aedy interviewed John Dickson on Life Matters. I...

Direct Instruction, Personal Learning and Expert Pedagogues

There was a reprint published last month of Noel Pearson's 2009 Quarterly Essay Radical Hope: Education and Equality in Australia. In the essay Noel observes...

Narrative Networks

I heard Marieke Hardy's conversation with Dominic Knight on Radio National's Book Show last week She was discussing the art of writing a memoir with...

Thinking About Space: Links and Magic

I spend some part of each week in the Teaching Commons at the University of Canberra. I meet all sorts of people there. It is great...