Category Archives: Teaching/Education

Supervision: Navigating uncharted waters

Almost 10 years today I was about to start work post-PhD at the University of Auckland as a new Lecturer in Practical Theology in the School of Theology. At that point, I’d done quite a bit of adjunct lecturing and … Continue reading

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Higher Education links – cleaning out the Bookmark bar

Clearing out a bunch of things that has been sitting in the Bookmarks bar of my web browser. Here’s a bunch of links to some interesting higher education posts I saved during the last 6 months. Videoing lectures ‘has no … Continue reading

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The 101 Best Websites for ESL Students in 2016

Useful set of web sites the connect with English as Second Language students that I’ll be forwarding onto my student support staff. Source: The 101 Best Websites for ESL Students in 2016

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How to Read A Book

Useful to improving the number of books you can read, as well as what you get out of them. Source: How to Read A Book

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Endnote fail = New Year’s opportunity?

So EndNote X4, which has served me faithfully for many, many years, didn’t make it through the upgrade from Mountain Lion to El Capitan on the MacBook. So time to try out the new version of Endnote as well as … Continue reading

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Using Scrivener for academic writing

A really useful set of tips for beginning to use Scrivener for academic writing. I’m adding it to my Writing and Research Tools collection – which already has some Scrivener material in it. Bibliographic software integration still remains somewhat of … Continue reading

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Insidious pedagogy: How course management systems affect teaching

This article is a little old now, but it does point out how the learning management systems we choose to use (or have thrust upon us by our institutions) shape how we actually teach, rather than being shaped by pedagogy … Continue reading

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Modern academic theology needs to rediscover God

Some interesting comments on being a theologian in either the academy or the church. Some similar reflections to a paper I presented a month or so back. Why are they so insecure? Contemporary academic theology today operates between the Scylla … Continue reading

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In defence of the annoying mature age student

I was one of these students when I returned to study theology in my early 30s. Was probably both a joy and a pain to my lecturers 🙂 See: In defence of the annoying mature age student | Stephen Owen | … Continue reading

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Laidlaw College – National Principal/CEO

Applications for the National Principal position at Laidlaw College close this Friday 31 July (NZST). Still time to get an application in if you’re interested. Source: National Principal/CEO

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