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The Need for Transformational Learning is Long Overdue: (We need a “Greta Thunberg” for Education)

By Val Margarit Human beings have a fundamental need for autonomy, self-determination, and control over their environment (Deci & Ryan, 1995; Leotti, Iyengar & Ochsner (2010). As a teacher, school … Continue reading

October 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

Power (points) to the Students

By Dr Andy Collis (Snr Lecturer in Visual Communication: Avondale College of Higher Education, Hunter Valley, NSW.) Stewart Hase came to Avondale College to tell us about this thing called … Continue reading

October 15, 2017 · 1 Comment

Well-being: Complexity and Heutagogy as a Marriage In Heaven

Thanks to the creative genius and enthusiasm of Fred Garnett and Nigel Ecclesfield, the theme for World Heutagogy Day 2017 is health and well being. While they are likely, judging … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Assumptions and Learning: Another Example of Heutagogy in Action

In early January I attended a fly fishing school in Tasmania, an island State off the bottom end of Australia. More specifically, the lessons were held at Bronte Lagoon in … Continue reading

February 1, 2017 · 5 Comments

The Manipulation of Information: What We Owe Our Students

There’s a lot to he learned that is useful from Trumpism and the recent hand wringing about the manipulation of public opinion through social media . It would be a … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 2 Comments

Flipped Resources

I just love those ‘Ah, Ah,’ moments that come right out of the blue and hit you straight between the cerebral lobes. It is, of course, exactly what we’ve been … Continue reading

October 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Heutagogy and Creativity

A review of the research on the neuroscience of creativity makes it clear that it is early days in understanding the neural mechanisms involved. However, there are some indications that … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

Unfettered Access: Heutagogy and Blended Learning in the NSW Rural Fire Service

There is little doubt that competencies (aka as knowledge and skills) are essential for normal functioning. Yesterday, when a skin doctor removed a lesion from my leg with his scalpel, … Continue reading

September 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Paul Williams Guest Blog: A Scaffolding for Heutagogy

The movement towards heutagogy faces overwhelming odds. Learning in primary and high school, learning in undergraduate and postgraduate and professional learning in the workplace have deeply entrenched practices, scaffolds and … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

Guest Post from Deborah Netolicky. Heutagogical and transformational: Journeys of discovery, discomfort and breakthrough

As a teacher, school leader, coach and researcher, I am constantly immersed in doing, facilitating, thinking deeply about, and interrogating understandings around learning. Heutagogy—the concept first termed by Stewart Hase … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 5 Comments