“Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility” UNESCO Today the world is celebrating the fourth International Day of Education. Education has been a hot topic in Australian politics over the last few weeks as state governments debate delaying the start of the school year due to Covid concerns, but we … Continue reading International Day of Education
Seven and a half years ago, before the NDIS and before Dan had finished high school, I bit the bullet and entered back into the world of study. At the time I was working in education, but with Dan approaching the end of formal schooling I could see the writing on the wall. As much … Continue reading The Light at the End of the Tunnel
Forget them. Burn them all, burn everything. Fire is bright and fire is clean. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the source of all discord and unhappiness: the printed book. Montag never questions the destruction or his own bland life, until he is shown a past … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Fahrenheit 451
Studying history often gets a bad rap. It is seen just as a long dull list of dates and dead people. However, I find history really interesting. It can also be sobering, tragic and sometimes, downright horrific. But I believe that if you want to know where we are going in the future, you need … Continue reading Why Study History?
Today is Love Your Bookshop Day across Australia, and as avid readers, Bec and I surely do love our bookshops. We probably love them a little too much, however, you can never have too many books. Just gazing at all the titles crammed into our bookshelves brings a sense of quietness to our overstressed souls. … Continue reading Love Your Bookshop Day
The holidays are over and it’s time to get my head back into the books. The art of being a student has changed quite remarkably since I began my first university course way back in the 80’s. In those days … We lined up for hours to enrol in subjects only to discover, … Continue reading Studying in the 21st Century
I am often asked why I am studying or what do I hope to do with my Arts Degree when I am finished. Sometimes I find it difficult to give a satisfactory answer because the answer isn’t always straightforward. I study because I love learning. I study to learn more about subjects that are of … Continue reading Life Long Learning