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David Andrew: Psychology, Coaching, Higher Education

Individual and organisational psychology, coaching and educational development

The HE Bill – is now passed

After a much shorter debate due to the General Election the HE Bill is now an act, leaving us all to wonder if a better outcome would have been possible with fuller discussion. As ever WonkHE has a good guide and…
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The problem with mindfulness

I recently posted on the Google+ CreativeHE community a comment in which I referred to feeling ambiguous about mindfulness – and was asked to explain. Basically my criticism is similar to a lot of discussion involving terms like MCMindfullness being used to…
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25 years since the end of the binary divide

It probably doesn’t mean anything to those who didn’t live through it, but WonkHE reminds us that’s it is 25 years since the end to the university/polytechnic divide in the UK I started my career in a polytechnic and have mixed…
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Word clouds

For creative word clouds – try Wordart Can create word clouds in shapes – cool.

On-line diagram tool draw.io

For some time I have been looking for an on-line tool to create diagrams for a variety of tasks, and I have recently rediscovered draw.io which I am finding very useful for doing simple mindmaps  and venn diagrams (which I…
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Fairness, equality etc

An article in the Wonkhe news email this morning reminded me of a sign I saw yesterday outside of a school in South West London – Headline ‘Top of the Class’, with the strapline – ‘Every child is important’ –…
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