Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Other

Take the time to watch this clip: clickhere
How good and pleasant it is
when people dwell together in unity
it is like sweet perfume
dripping on your head

The focus of my ignorance
was not as pungent as I thought
oily fish sauce or rotten vegetable juice is what I expected
not the scent of innocence and aesthetic beauty

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Mike Higton

"learning opens us out that we can see more of what we still need to learn – it draws us into wider conversations that whisper to us of more distant voices that we did not even know we had ignored – and, when we finally hear those voices, they will speak to us of still more distant, still more unexpected, voices waiting on the edges of our perception" (Higton, 2012, p.194)
At a recent conference Mike said that innovation elicits innovation. Essay writing is about listening to a conversation, participating in that conversation, and then with sound judgement (and not opinion) contributing to that conversation.