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Reflections on Fijian Education

During a recent trip to Fiji celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary, my wife and I were lucky enough to visit a local primary school. It had roughly 200 students with a class for each year level. It is always interesting appreciating learning in different contexts. It highlights some things that we take for granted. Using the lens of the Modern Learning Canvas: The Modern Learning Canvas is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Here are some […]

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Digital Mindfulness, Can It Exist?

What might it mean to be ‘digitally mindful’ and does such a thing exist? I was a part of a discussion about technology and wellbeing today. It was framed around the work of Hugh van Cuylenburg and the Resilience Project. For van Cuylenburg our focus should be on gratitude, empathy and mindfulness. The focus then moved to Common Sense Media and the addiction to phones. The need for ‘tech-free time’ was brought up. This reminded me of a keynote last […]

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Would the World Be Better without Mobile Devices?

This post started as a response to a possible future of technology. However, it grew and grew, so I have split it up. This then is a response to my reading of James Bridle’s book The New Dark Age and the place of the future of the smartphone. John Philpin recently wrote a response to a post from John Harris I shared discussing the destructive nature of mobile phones. He asked: If we didn’t have them … what would the […]

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