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Conversation with Dr Christopher Knaus about hope and oppression in higher education

Chris and I met very briefly at a conference on Diversity and Inclusion in higher education in Paisley (Scotland), presenting during the same slot. He challenged me at the time, and what followed were a number of email exchange between us, which has gradually opened into my being humbled and learning from his rich work … Continue reading Conversation with Dr Christopher Knaus about hope and oppression in higher education

Conversation with Dr Nompilo Tshuma about criticality in academics’ digital learning

Nompilo has been working educational technology in both student and staff development since 2005. She currently manages a range of teaching and research technologies in terms of licencing and training. She is also a researcher in educational technology and academic staff development, and is passionate about challenging academics to be critically reflective about their use … Continue reading Conversation with Dr Nompilo Tshuma about criticality in academics’ digital learning

Conversation with Dr Fadia Dakka about rhythm analysis for exploring academic life

Fadia and I first met in Cambridge, during the third sitting of the then shaping Critical University Studies UK network. During the days there, and later during a conference, we discussed the various concerns we had with research that explores the gaps between experience and representation of academic experience. In this interview, recorded in December … Continue reading Conversation with Dr Fadia Dakka about rhythm analysis for exploring academic life

Conversation with Dr Tess Maginess interviewed about her interest in the ‘non-traditional’ student and arts-based adult education

Tess and I had an informal conversation about the constructions and approaches she sees as most meaningful to learning; why she believes these are important for higher education now; and areas for future development in research and practice. She is a treasure trove of wisdom for years of operating between and beyond the boundaries of … Continue reading Conversation with Dr Tess Maginess interviewed about her interest in the ‘non-traditional’ student and arts-based adult education

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