On Not Being Mommy To The Rest Of The Broadcasting Class – An Application Essay


Last year I had the very unfortunate experience of being told that the only place for a woman in a broadcasting course - a woman who was older than the average undergraduate - was to take a “motherly, nurturing” role in comparison to other students.The expectation was expressed that such a woman should view their own experiences, qualifications and professionalism as being somehow lesser than the younger students, who should be more “nurtured” in comparison - and that such a woman would not b … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Tim Minchin Occasional Address and Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

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NECSS Presentation – Sharon Hill With Sounds Sciencey

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Documentary Jabbed Seeks Feedback

Just landed in the email: Following the broadcast of the television documentary, 'JABBED - love, fear and vaccines' on SBS One, Sunday 26 May 2013, we seek your feedback. If you missed the documentary you can watch it, in Australia, free of charge, on the SBS website: http://www.sbs.com.au/jabbed And on Wednesday Melburnians can participate in a public forum with Sonya, Gus Nossal, Ingrid Scheffer and Jenny Royle: Backed by leading scientists in the field, including Sir Gustav Nossal, Prof … [Read more...]

Twitter Trends And Storify on Jabbed: Love, Fear And Vaccines – Documentary On SBS #JabbedSBS

Storify of Jabbed: Love, Fear and Vaccines, aired May 26th on SBS Australia. I first learned of this documentary when I interviewed the director back in 2012.SBS has it for on demand viewing here: http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/30004803525/Jabbed-Love-Fear-And-VaccinesFirst - an event coming up in June: NB - JABBED FORUM: Melbourne, 5th June. At the forum Sonya will discuss why she made JABBED and how it has changed her view of vaccination and the conversations we need to have. Th … [Read more...]

Little Kitten – Ray Hyman – “How to Tell the Future” – TAM 2012

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#BigSci13 Storify Of #OnSci – Challenges, Impediments And Issues Facing Science Communicators, Educators, Policymakers And Innovators In Australia

Check out all the blogging over on the official ScienceRewired site at http://sciencerewired.org/summit/category/blog - and if any of the discussion points fire you up, contribute some of your OWN ideas at: http://sciencerewired.org/summit/participate.*****[View the story "#bigsci13 - The Challenges - #onsci" on Storify] … [Read more...]

Blogging Your Way To A Thesis In Parapsychology (AKA Superstitions Aren’t So Bad After All)

M.Ed Thesis

Siouxsie asked via Twitter if I could resurect a blog post about blogging (how meta...) from a while back - so, just before I run out the door in order to go do some radio-recording volunteering at a central city campus (interviewing people about career choices via street vox pop!), I decided to zip a few details down.There's a lot of interest in the influence of online writing upon science communication, some of it will most likely be discussed at a forthcoming convention, … [Read more...]

Recipe For Completing Philosophy Essay Grading

marking May '13

Ingredients:1 x folder for placing completed essays in1 x pile of essays for grading2 x pens for grading1 x rubber duck just because1 x pencil case with additional pens1 x pad of marking guide for writing feedback on essays1 x diary for writing down things that suddenly come to mind and try to distract you from grading.1 x sticky notes for jotting down points that come in common across essays for general feedback and/or additional notations1 x phone set on … [Read more...]

ScienceRewired’s Big Science Communication Summit – Vote On Speaker Submissions (Add Your Own)!

Big Science Summit Facebook Event

Have you given your 'thumbs up' on the speaker submissions for #bigsci13 yet? Submissions close 21st May. Even if you're not attending, it'd be great to get your feedback on the issues and ideas that people are putting forward.Educators, scientists, science communicators, activists who are interested in the concerns about science in Australia and how well messages get out? This event's for you. Check out the interviews that are already conducted about the summit, or read the transcripts … [Read more...]

2013 NECSS Panel Video – Critical Thinking In Education

One of the comments on the video is "critical thinking should be taught from kindergarten..." - well, yes, it can be: http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/swift-blog/1824-what-is-philosophy-for-children-p4c-encouraging-a-critical-mindset-for-all-ages.html … [Read more...]