Cultural diffusion is the process of one culture influencing another and has existed for as long as humans have. However, determining the ethics of the use of another culture’s aesthetic is not always an easy task as it can be difficult to determine the point at which one crosses into the unethical terrain of cultural appropriation. This tutorial activity is designed to help us understand the way cultural artefacts are subsumed into the mainstream and how to avoid cultural appropriation.
This tutorial activity is a guided discussion and debate on the topic of aesthetics and ethics. The total time required is two hours. By the end of this lesson, students will be able to make a value judgement on the ethical nature of media content that is supported by research; defend this value judgement by using Socratic reasoning and identify the ethical position they are assuming in exercising this judgement.
Tips and tools for project ideation, brainstorming and thinking outside the box.
At times it can be difficult for all of us to manage the competing demands on our time and maintain a healthy work/life balance. For postgraduate students, this can feel especially overwhelming since – in addition to a demanding study … READ MORE
In this collection, you will find everything you need to create a mind map, a interactive timeline, a concept map, an infographic, a word cloud, an interactive map, an interactive poster, a chart, diagram and much more.
An archive of insights and advice on adjusting to postgraduate life, what it means to pursue mastery, how to approach postgraduate learning and the best ways to set yourself up to succeed.
Introductory video for creative industries undergraduate units promoting the value of core skills for a career in the creative industries.
A selection of resources for academics who are supervising practice-led postgraduate student projects in the creative industries.
If you need help with designing your research project methodology or choosing the right research method or tools then you will definitely want to spend a little time exploring this collection of scholarly resources. Curated especially for creative practitioners and … READ MORE
To celebrate Open Access Week 2016, I have created this list of open access directories and repositories where you will find quality academic scholarship and teaching materials. While many of the repositories in this collection are multidisciplinary, the resources featured will be of particular interest to scholars and educators in arts and humanities disciplines.
Today I was intending to make a start on a long overdue research article, but the tyranny of the black page got the better of me so instead, I did what most of us do when we’re wrestling with writing: I procrastinated. Dilatory tactics are rarely fruitful, and while this is certainly no exception to that rule, I did manage to generate something that is sort of scholarly and somewhat amusing.
A gallery of short philosophical videos that reflect on the meaning, reason, experience, expectations and discourses of love.
This post began as another Padlet experiment but has evolved into a virtual gallery of wisdom and provocations on sex, psychology, culture, relationships and various other themes I frequently entertain. It’s food for thought when you’ve only got five mins to feed your brain. Created … READ MORE
In week one of my Cultural Perspectives course, the students are introduced to the concept of postmodernism. One of the ways I do this is through analysing music videos, which provide an example of postmodern stylistics par excellence (Goodwin, 1993). … READ MORE
As a tertiary teacher, I’m always looking for ways to increase opportunities for participation and collaboration in my classes. One of my preferred methods of doing this is to create virtual pin boards organised around the topics we are investigating and ask … READ MORE
With the many 1000s of educational apps on the market, staying up-to-date with learning technologies can be a time consuming and bewildering process. So consider this list a tiny attempt at elevating some of the confusion surrounding teaching with technology … READ MORE
Although I have no formal training in the discipline of film or the specificities of documentary film-making, I am an experienced ethnographer who has done hundreds of hours of participant observation and semi-structured interviews for the purpose of scholarly research. … READ MORE
I teach a course called Cultural Perspectives, which is basically an introduction to critical theory for creative media students. As part of the assessment, students are asked to create some media content that explores one of the critical themes covered … READ MORE
Have you ever tried engaging students in the process of essay writing or touted the benefits of reflexive blogging to a colleague only to be told, ‘I hate writing‘ or ‘I don’t have time for that‘? If you’re someone, like me, who loves … READ MORE
This is a comprehensive collection of authoritative journals and academic anthologies featuring current scholarship on teaching and learning theories, practices, policies, debates and technologies with a specific focus on higher education. This list has been especially curated to help fellow … READ MORE
A list of digital tools that will help you curate content, discover, organise and share bookmarks and information with visual appeal. All apps and services listed below are free to use or offer free versions with some user restrictions.
This list features 50+ apps to help inspire your creativity and make it easier for you to edit or create images, videos, music, games, animations, comics, digital stories, magazines, websites, apps and interactive designs. It also includes apps to help … READ MORE
A digital toolkit for creating visually stunning and content rich presentations. All apps and services listed below are free to use or offer free versions with some user restrictions.
This post features a dynamic collection of peer-reviewed open access journals that publish scholarly research and criticism in the arts and humanities. Search, sort and preview the titles and abstracts for more than 70 publications across a range of disciplines … READ MORE
There is significant research that suggests student engagement is directly correlated to teachers and their style of teaching. Good pedagogy creates opportunities for active and collaborative learning, encourages students to be curious and autonomous learners, and provides the foundation for … READ MORE