Objects in the mirror may be closer than they appear

My professional life is endless blog fodder. I imagine it's kind of annoying to be friends with me if you are doing your PhD because sooner or later you are going to Get Whispered. What you thought was a casual conversation over coffee and a muffin will be turned into a blog post while you weren't looking. So, to my latest victim...

Academic Arrogance

For years and years I taught 3D computer modelling and animation to architects and interior designers. As you probably know, when you have been teaching something difficult for a while you start to see the same mistakes over and over again. It's easy, dangerously easy, to forget that it's new people making these same mistakes and get, well - grumpy...

Feedback – From the student up the back, on the left

It's been a while since we heard from the Student up the Back on the Left - the alter ego of RMIT teaching and learning advisor Ruth Mueller (who actually taught me how to teach long ago). Now we are in second semester the Student up the Back on the Left has a few words to say about the feedback you gave them on their essay.

Small World – The academic conference trek

This is another great post from PhD student, full time gallery worker and mother, Evelyn Tsitsas ... who decided a while back to do 3 conference papers just 8 months out from submission. She is now questioning the wisdom of her decision! It seemed like a good idea at the time. Somewhere, among the photocopied … Continue reading Small World – The academic conference trek