What are Museums actually for today? These were the questions I asked myself as I wandered around the amazing collects of the National Museum of Scotland today. #museums #museumsmusings
‘Invalid’: The Power of a Label
The word 'invalid' has existed for over 2000 years. It's meaning has changed and evolved. Recently the word describe wounded troops or disabled individuals, but also meant 'not valued' - this article considers the damage of a label and questions how the interpretations of invalid have linked to discriminate and segregate.
Dr Who?: The Battle Against Impostor Syndrome
I don't belong here! I am an Impostor! That is the topic of today 'mentalhealthawarenessweek article! Dr Who?: The Battle Against Impostor Syndrome. (Basically worth a ready for my reworking of Lose Yourself) - Sing it with me!
Out in the Cold: Scottish Military Suicide 1914 – 2018
Military Suicide is a growing concern but a historic issue. This post for #mentalhealthawarenessweek discusses the impact on Scottish soldiers and explains how these deaths have often been hidden from history.
Academic Mental Health – Doctor Depression Vs Captain Funding
Academia is like playing 3D chess blindfolded on the back of a motorcycle whilst drunk and having had no one explain the rules - yet like the best Supervillains we get back up. #mentalhealthweek
Kitchener’s Snowflakes – Recruitment Campaigns of Today and Yesterday
Snowflakes - We want you! This article looks at the heart and similarities of the controversial British Army Recruitment Campaign and its connections to Kitchener's original order.
Active Learning: Why I turned my students into Sherlock Holmes for a lesson!
Leading on from my previous post about active learning; find out about how I turned a tutorial into a detective mystery.