October: Cocooning

“…They prudently are spinning their cocoon And anchoring it to an earth and moon…” Extract from The Cocoon, by four-times Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Frost Rest, retreat, solace, safety.  From nature’s inspiration…
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Art of Cocooning

The Art of Cocooning

In 1987 the Los Angeles Times ran an article titled “The Essence of Cocooning: It’s a Desire for a Cozy, Perfect Environment Far From the Influences of a Madding World.”…
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domestic violence covid-19

The Shadow Pandemic

A safe home environment isn’t accessible to everyone. Globally, lockdowns and quarantines have coincided with a surge in domestic violence. The increase in domestic violence against Australian women during the…
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Re-emerging Artists

Forced into an unnaturally long hibernation, theatre companies, live music venues, and performance spaces around Sydney have spent the last few months sitting quietly in the dark, taking stock and…
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Hazards of Hibernating

Avoid The Hazards of Hibernating

As good as it can be to wear pyjamas all day and explore the furthest reaches of your Netflix account, long term hibernation and cocooning can result in decreased motivation,…
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Theme: Pedagogy

“Ipsa scientia potestas est. Knowledge itself is power.” Attributed to Sir Francis Bacon In The Advancement of Learning (1605), lawyer, statesman, philosopher, and lord chancellor of England, Sir Francis Bacon, charted the map of knowledge: history…
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Thrill of the Upskill

Be it crocheting, learning French, teaching your new pooch to staaaaaaay, or finally learning how to make your own website, COVID-19 is proving to be a popular time to up-skill!…
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Practice What you Teach

Pedagogy, or the art and method of teaching, refers to the theory and approach to learning and how it influences, and is influenced by, the social, political and psychological development…
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Underground Movement

Founded in 2017, the University of the Underground is a free, transnational university based in the basement of nightclubs – with headquarters in Amsterdam and London. Supporting countercultures, experimental practices…
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Learning Reimagined

Gone are the lino floors, rows of graffitied desks and ceilings covered in spit balls. Modern classrooms are an exercise in innovative design –  havens to foster effective learning. With…
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Gene Sherman

Profile: Dr Gene Sherman

“Universities represent the most meaningful pillars of my life. Education is what drives me; both the learning that I’m able to deliver to others, and equally, or perhaps even more…
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THEME: Ignition!

Illustration Niki Fisher Sometimes all it takes is a spark. Fuelled by a burning vision and perfect conditions, an idea takes flight. Other times, like rubbing two sticks together, it requires…
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Crisis as a catalyst for change

By: Georgina Safe The pandemic has forced us to re-evaluate almost every aspect of our lives, in particular how we work. With Victoria in its second lockdown and New South…
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The Case For Change

By Siena White. Change takes time. Change will more than likely face resistance. Change requires patience, perseverance, determination, and commitment. Looking historically at the Suffragist and Suffragette movement we can…
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