Wednesday, October 26, 2005

So, it's official - goodbye Monash for me! (well it's in the news!)

Here's a news article from The Australian (you might have to login to read it in full?), outlining the situation some staff at Monash find themselves in - me included! Thus, my lack of "online-ness" recently (I've been in hiding whilst dealing with stuff here, including moving house, etc!)...

I hope to be back on board sometime in November, once I have a break, back in my hometown of Pemberton in WA (beautiful spot!), and I've unpacked my computer once we arrive at our new home in Canberra.

.....stay tuned....! [Whistles: "I'm on the road again...!"]

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

ALARPM workshop: 'Futures thinking: drama as a method of inquiry'

Originally uploaded by margoc.
This image (partly) represents my motivation for running a workshop at the recent ALARPM conference, entitled "Futures thinking: drama as a method of inquiry".

Thank you to the workshop participants for engaging so wholeheartedly in this workshop! Participants are able to access the images by clicking on this image first to enter the Flickr site. (I have taken measures to ensure no participant is identified in the images provided.) You can also view this as a slideshow presentation.

If participants wish to have copies of these images, I am happy to send them to you!


If you wish to share further reflections about the workshop here, please add your comments (you can be anonymous!), otherwise happy personal reflecting!

All the best, Marg :o)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

ALARPM Conference 2005, Sydney

Originally uploaded by margoc.
I was in Sydney last week for the ALARPM Conference at University of Technology, Sydney. What a wonderful couple of days! I feel energised and focused now, having met some wonderful people doing equally wonderful things relating to community action and learning and research!

Here's my presentation for those interested. It relates back to my discussion about experience, design and learning.

Thanks to those who offered their feedback to this presentation. Unfortunately half an hour is nowhere near long enough to engage in deep discussion!

Thanks to the ALARPM team for their organisation and warm welcome. It was lovely to spend some time with likeminded people sharing a vision!