The long road to motherhood

  I have been off blogging and pretty much everything in the last 8 months. My last blog entry was on June 22, 2017, five days before I went for embryo transfer, yet again. So on this mother’s day I resume my journey on the blogosphere and I begin with an apology to my followers …

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Slow Academia is for the privileged – but then, isn’t all academia? — The Thesis Whisperer

The first blog I read after several months of mental block. Totally shaken back to reality and the importance of following through one’s goals. Is academia too Fast? In 2011, I wrote a piece called Slow academia in which I mused: “If you think about it, a thesis or dissertation is the epitome of Slow. …

21st century learning environments and new kinds of human rights issues

Education as a human rights issue Image source http://www.seatlepi.com The subject of human rights is a broad one. Its constituents evolve, collide with one another and stretch across disciplines, making it difficult to distinguish what really constitutes a human rights issue and what does not. I am particularly interested in the concept of education as …

Of digital natives and their ‘immigrant’ teachers

It is one thing to bring technology into the classroom just for the fun of it, and quite another to bring it because it is the best tool to facilitate achievement of specific educational goals. Prominent researchers and authors who advocate use of new media technology have consistently warned educators of the former. Having taught English …