Culture Studies · Life & General

Japan, Okinawa, and My Learning Journey

Image credit to this website, which also gives you more information on Okinawa and the pictured 'Shisa'. I also felt that this image was appropriate to represent the duality of this post's ideals. So! Here they are; I look at the image of two Shisa - Okinawan guardian statues - and smile. I feel a… Continue reading Japan, Okinawa, and My Learning Journey

PhD Progress & Thoughts

Group Assignments at University Do Not Reflect The Reality of Group Work at Work

Now say it again. Group assignments at University DO NOT reflect the reality of group work at work!!!! This is a call-out post to group projects, because I feel that lecturer lack-of-communication is letting our students down. What our students are told, and what the 'real world' reality of their lessons are, shouldn't be disparate.… Continue reading Group Assignments at University Do Not Reflect The Reality of Group Work at Work

Life & General

Being a Human Being in a KPI-world

Image credit to Lucas Suancha, an amazing Latin American Illustrator who gave permission for this blog to use his art. 'Madeleine, why are you using an image of a tortoise from Kung Fu Panda on your post about being human in a kpi world?' Well, there are many reasons - most of them are Philosophical.… Continue reading Being a Human Being in a KPI-world

Life & General · PhD Progress & Thoughts

Study Ethic/Work Ethic

Image Source As someone who frequents multiple platforms of social media, every exam period I am flooded with 'study aesthetic' posts from blogs that edit and assemble their image for tidy perfection. With every book and pen in its place, these blogs encourage you to 'hydrate' and 'exercise' and 'make tea!' while you breeze through… Continue reading Study Ethic/Work Ethic