- @fifino9 I’ve been trying to make sure that I don’t spend all my time in front of the computer, trying to maintain balance 🙂 #
- Baking rolls https://t.co/ZCB3BJbs https://t.co/wUAOcPWM https://t.co/hZTuuJE7 #
- One of the most beautiful, inspirational videos I’ve seen in years http://t.co/i4pIvRF2 #
- http://t.co/1KCFjGlf #
- Making jam for Christmas presents. Strawberry/vanilla, and apricot/ginger. https://t.co/5YpJYEyn #
- Making salad dressing with olive oil, red wine vinegar and herbs from the garden. https://t.co/zlwRjNdW #
- Walking on the beach at Sedgefield https://t.co/1zFIw0h7 https://t.co/vTO4ZECW https://t.co/MpChErQp #
- Roasted vegetables and couscous, with butternut and herbs from my garden. https://t.co/hG4aXTOG https://t.co/mR6IpwAH https://t.co/enFOJx7Z #
- An evening at Kirstenbosch gardens, with a visitor https://t.co/AROvdIJk #
- Sunset from my front doorstep https://t.co/CNNyQaP3 #
- Croquet Project – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://t.co/IxFcXwZ4 #
- From the website: “Open Cobalt is being developed to make it easy for people and organizations to create secure… https://t.co/n6c83GwW #
- Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn http://t.co/xIRiieOx #
- Research Works Act & the breakdown of mutual incomprehension http://t.co/C19F7we0. Interesting take on the academic publication controversy #
- Times Higher Education – A question of core values http://t.co/29vVrSuP. Comment on Apple’s move into education #
- Do more tweets mean higher citations? If so, Twitter can lead us to the ‘personalised journal’ http://t.co/cbJukQmV #
- The Clinician-Educator’s Handbook – MedEdPORTAL http://t.co/xGj4MLTA. Free resource for medical educators #
As part of our commitment to continuing professional development (CPD) in South African healthcare, we’re required to accumulate 5 ethics credits every year. Yesterday I gave a presentation to the staff in our department in order to fulfill this requirement. It went quite well, although being my first time I felt pretty unprepared.
I learnt a lot from the experience and together with the feedback I got from my colleagues, will be able to refine the workshop for next year. One of the main suggestions was to add more interactivity to the session. I definitely agree that this is one area I could’ve improved on, especially with the view to making it more dynamic.
I was fortunate to be able to attend a lecture on campus today, given by Manuel Castells, the renowned sociologist and one of the foremost scholars of communication in the information age. His talk was inspirational and quite personal, dealing with his own journey which was a treat, since apparently he rarely talks about much of his personal life.
There were a few ideas he mentioned that really struck me. The first was his comment that ever since he was quite young, he had wanted two main things from the “project” of his life; to be free, and to understand the world better in order to change it. He went on to explain how he reasoned that the breathing room required to achieve these things could be found in academia. He also commented that his students always come first, that they constantly challenge him, and are his sources of inspiration, motivation and interestingly, information. I love those themes; that the freedom to change the world can be found in academia, and that our students are our focus.
He’s recently finished a new book, “Communication power“, which he feels will be even more influential than any of his previous works (although he kind of has to say that if he wants to sell this one).