Nick's podcast

Occasional commentary on education, technology, culture and stuff.

Language is never neutral

15-10-2017

Language is never neutral

Some thoughts on research findings in education that somehow become universal laws.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.48MB - Duration: 3:57 m (192 kbps 44100 Hz)




Closure?

18-06-2017

Closure?

A consideration of the retreat from old challenges in order better to face new ones.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 3.78MB - Duration: 4:03 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




To continue or ditch my PhD?

28-04-2017

To continue or ditch my PhD?

A reflective on whether or not to continue with my part-time PhD in education.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 9.93MB - Duration: 10:45 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




The adhan from the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque and Hagia Sofia Mosque, Istanbul

03-04-2017

The adhan from the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque and Hagia Sofia Mosque, Istanbul

The adhan from the Sultanahmet (Blue) Mosque and Hagia Sofia Mosque, Istanbul. Recorded from a street cafe between both.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.15MB - Duration: 6:39 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




the Stylemilers

12-02-2016

the Stylemilers

A street band in Glasgow

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.67MB - Duration: 7:04 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




Do teachers suffer cultural isolation?

06-02-2016

Do teachers suffer cultural isolation?

A thought stream on the cultural oppression faced by classroom teachers. #edutalk

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 8.07MB - Duration: 8:39 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




The Scottish Academy: A call for a revolution

21-09-2015

The Scottish Academy: A call for a revolution

An audioBoom recorded as a substitute for my attendance at Teachmeet SLF 2015, which I have had to cancel due to work commitments. It calls for the introduction of Academy Status for Schools in Scotland and sets out some rationale for it.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 12.05MB - Duration: 13:09 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




BBC Beethoven treat

08-04-2014

BBC Beethoven treat

Recording of a segment of Beethoven played in Trafford

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 2.9MB - Duration: 4:20 m (84 kbps 44100 Hz)




Self-imposed constraints

16-03-2014

Self-imposed constraints

Organisations who are unable to make intelligent choices because of rules and constraints imposed on themselves, in the abstract and with the consequence that the right solution or pathway forward cannot be used.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 6.81MB - Duration: 7:25 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




How can systems learn? Metacognition of organisations

01-03-2014

How can systems learn? Metacognition of organisations

The degree to which organisations and systems, like people, have control of their destiny depends not insignificantly on how well educated they are.

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Filetype: MP3 - Size: 5.65MB - Duration: 6:08 m (128 kbps 44100 Hz)




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BannerFrom October 2017, this is the new home for some of my podcasts that I formerly published on AudioBoom. It inlcudes a selection of podcast episodes from 2011 to 2017 and all new episodes.