Building blogs of Science

#SciFoo: That was worth the trip!

Fabiana Kubke Aug 11, 2010

I was lucky enough to be invited to SciFoo this year, which proved to be a wonderful experience. SciFoo is an unconference organised by O’Reilly media, Nature and Google. It brings together a group of sciencey people to talk about science, and I cannot describe the level of awesome that I experienced while I was [...] … Read More

[Open] Science Sunday 27.06.10

Fabiana Kubke Jun 27, 2010

It’s been a while since I wrote one of these posts, and a lot has been happening which is really great. But, as usual, exam marking took priority, or should I say, took over my life. And the SPARC goes to…. First of all, I would love to congratulate the authors of the Panton Principles [...] … Read More

About Paulo Freire

Fabiana Kubke Jun 08, 2010

[Cross posted from Talking Teaching] As part of the Postgraduate Certificate where I am a student, I was to give a 10 minute lecture on one theory of teaching. A list of ‘candidate’ theories were provided, and to my surprise Paulo Freire‘s ‘Pedagogy of the Opressed’ was in the list. Well, that was quite a [...] … Read More

Thoughts on Hunter’s statement on Science, Climate Change and Integrity

Fabiana Kubke Apr 09, 2010

Professor Keith A Hunter has published a statment on ‘Science, Climate Change and Integrity‘ in the Royal Society of New Zealand website. His position with respect to the controversies surrounding climate change issues are made clear, as is his call for a re-examination of attitudes on both sides of the argument. The controversies surrounding the [...] … Read More

On the perils of becoming a dinosaur

Fabiana Kubke Apr 05, 2010

[Crossposted from Talking Teaching] As a student I always complained about the ‘dinosaur teachers’: those that had lost touch with the students and with the teaching material. Those whose attitude seemed to scream: ‘I cannot be bothered any more’. Patricia Cranton says, in the context of why someone teaches: “Another person may have defined himself [...] … Read More

Lawrence Krauss — Science, Non-Science and Nonsense — From Government to the Classroom

Fabiana Kubke Mar 23, 2010

Lawrence Krauss has been making his rounds through New Zealand, giving two talks in Dunedin (wonderfully covered by David Winter on the atavism), and last night one in Auckland, which I managed to attend. Krauss provided the audience with an entertaining and thought-provoking lecture on science communication and the role of science in society. I [...] … Read More