Minilogue hitchhikers choice

Minilogue/hitchhikers choice – short version (Longer on DVD)

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Humour – is this the saddest cat story ever?

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Lisa Sabin-Wilson posted this on her brilliantly designed blog;

I once owned a cat that I named Eddie… after Eddie Van Halen. I owned him back when I played in the band and gave him his name because he used to like to crawl into, and then pee in, the guitar case of our rhythem guitarist. A few years later, the cat went insane… literally psychotic. Took him to the vet and found out that he had three balls, instead of the usual two, and a very LARGE amount of testosterone in his system causing the hormonal shift towards insanity. Strange thing was, I had him neutered when he was a kitten.. but the third ball grew on the inside – so they didn’t catch it or see it until years later, when he went crazy and I had to have him put down… poor Eddie.

http://justagirlintheworld.com/2007/06/16/8-things-you-dont-know-about-me/

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Sue Stack – new doctoral thesis and art work

Sue Stack is an accomplished artist and Holistic Educator from Tasmania, Australia.
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I am pleased to introduce Sue’s new on-line doctoral dissertation.

Her introduction reads:

Integrating science and soul in education: The lived experience of a science educator bringing Holistic and Integral perspectives to the transformation of science teaching by Dr Sue Stack (PhD, B.Sc (Hons))

Abstract This is an auto-ethnographic study into the lived experience of a science teacher as she attempts to transform her science teaching practice and the practice of other science teachers over a period of 15 years. In exploring what it means to be a holistic educator she is faced with disorienting dilemmas which cause her to question underpinning assumptions, values and curriculum frameworks which inform traditional science teaching practice and culture. In trying to reconcile science and soul in the pedagogical space of a physics classroom her journey requires a deep investigation of self in various cultures – science culture, educational culture, modernist and postmodernist cultures.

Part 1 of the study introduces the key referents of Integral Theory, Holistic Education and Spirituality which she used to inform her changing education practice.

Part 2 reflects on her journey from a traditional constructivist classroom, into ones which explore meaning, questioning, significance, discourse, ethics and enabling frameworks.

Part 3 concludes with an attempt to integrate science and soul into a vision for science educators. This includes a model which suggests that science has various development stages or cultures and that science teaching can be strategically aligned to facilitate the growth of human consciousness. Integrating science and soul in education: The lived experience of a science educator bringing Holistic and Integral perspectives to the transformation of science teaching by Dr Sue Stack (PhD, B.Sc (Hons))

To look at Sue’s thesis click here

http://www.stack.bigpondhosting.com/thesis/

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Education as walking part of the journey of life with a trusted mentor

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The SunWALK model of Holistic Education suggests certain images and metaphors. Education as walking part of the journey of life with a trusted mentor is one. Of course we need to do that in the light of some values shared.

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