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Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity, and some related things like Expertise and Future of Work

Welcome to my new blog. You can read more about me in the About tab, top left. I'm looking forward to getting back to 'writing and thinking out loud' about Higher Education, Interdisciplinarity and other things that interest me. You can talk to me either here or on my linked Twitter feed.


Being Serious

The last blog was a venture out on a limb to reclaim some of the ground for ‘dilettantism’ in work and in study. The intuition comes from looking at trends in the careers for modern Western professionals (especially those associated with tech – and who is NOT associated with tech in at least some way these days?) and is supported by the informalising of relationships caused by social media and the levelling of hierarchies that the web of knowledge is bringing. White collar, m

Learn, Play, Work, Play

This blog should be read with its companion: Being Serious One of the fun things about being part of the ‘knowledge revolution’  is that we get to reclaim words; we get to look afresh at stuff which went out of fashion or, perhaps more than ever in history, we get to make up neologisms and attach them to all sorts of new and composite ideas. I’ve enjoyed making a pitch to reclaim generalism, giving the word new clothes, a new power and a new rationale. Generalism makes a lot


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