When a presentation bombs

I gave a short presentation last week that was not as awesome as I had intended. In fact,¬† it would be fair to say it bombed. I have (mostly) recovered, but have been reflecting on the experience of not presenting well. More often than not, my presentations go well enough, but sometimes they (I) go … Continue reading When a presentation bombs

Anticipation

I love planning a holiday. There is as much pleasure in the anticipation as there is in the execution. Right now, we are looking forward to our family trip to Japan, prompted by my participation in the 6th International Academic Identities Conference in Hiroshima in September. We have plane tickets, our itinerary is mapped and … Continue reading Anticipation

Enabling dissent

Last week I attended the annual Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference. I really appreciated the sustained and vibrant¬† participation by students across the conference. Over three days I attended sessions on peer review, teaching induction, research-informed teaching and quality curriculum; collected a wealth of resources and ideas; planned research with … Continue reading Enabling dissent