#Dispatches

#Dispatches: LEGO Serious Play without the LEGO!

#Dispatches: LEGO Serious Play without the LEGO!

I was speaking to a colleague today who had a question about using Minecraft as a potential alternative to LEGO in a teaching environment. He was looking for something he could deliver virtually as some of the lessons he delivers are now online as a result of the...

Print Your Own Frugal Education Action Cards!

Print Your Own Frugal Education Action Cards!

After a busy few weeks on your various research projects, I've found the time to complete work on the Frugal Education Action Cards and create a nice landing page for the resource here on the site. You can now download both print-ready PDFs and Adobe Illustrator...

Frugal Education at the International TS25 Colloquium 2021

Frugal Education at the International TS25 Colloquium 2021

I was honoured to be invited to speak at the International TS25 Colloquium 2021 this month as part of a discussion panel on frugal education and playful learning towards building resilience in 21st Century classrooms. The colloquium was delivered in collaboration with...

#Dispatches: Research Time to Reflect and Refocus

#Dispatches: Research Time to Reflect and Refocus

During the past few months I’ve been busy continuing my research into frugal education as part of our ACES international research project, which has been a very productive time. Our partners have been busy delivering educational activities in a variety of locations...

#Dispatches: Refining Aspects of Frugal Education

#Dispatches: Refining Aspects of Frugal Education

An Exercise in Essentialism, distinguishing the vital few from the trivial many. The ACES project is now in full swing and over the coming months our teams across Malaysia, Indonesia, and Vietnam will be identifying a series of research case studies. Through these...

#Dispatches: So… I’m a Student Again

#Dispatches: So… I’m a Student Again

After what feels like a thousand year hiatus, I'm finally back in the classroom. Today was my first lecture as a PhD student. It felt strange being at a desk listening, and not stood at the front speaking, but it was a refreshing change nonetheless. Absorbing to a...

#Dispatches: The Beginning of the Beginning

#Dispatches: The Beginning of the Beginning

Today marks the first day of my PhD journey. I'm currently optimistic, enthusiastic, and full of ideas... I expect this will last about a month. Just kidding! 😆After completing my proposal back in August I've been busy on a variety of projects in my day job, and...

#Dispatches: Finding my Own Writing Style

#Dispatches: Finding my Own Writing Style

Even at this early stage in learning the ways of academic writing, I’ve come to find that there's a lot of variation in style, depending on who you talk to. It seems there are several ways in which people approach their writing. I have one friend who likes to write in...

#Dispatches: PhD Proposal Submitted

#Dispatches: PhD Proposal Submitted

This weekend I’ve finally submitted my PhD proposal, now I have my fingers crossed that it makes the grade. It’s been a hard but interesting few weeks getting acclimatised to the ways of academic research, but it’s definitely been worth it. Thanks to Sylvester Arnab (my director of studies), Richard Hillier, Alan Richards, and Jonathan […]