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A poem on caste-based discrimination

I have another beautiful piece of student writing to share with you.   As previously discussed on this blog, each year students of my ‘Critical Issues in Global Development’ subject..

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The Development Zoo – A Poem

Below is a short (satirical) poem about development. In Week 1 of my Critical Issues in Global Development subject, one of the set readings is Ross Coggin’s The Development Set. I find creative mediums (poetry, literature,..

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How We Teach Development Studies Symposium

On 22-24 June, I was fortunate enough to attend the second annual Development Studies Pedagogy symposium at Murdoch University, Western Australia. Bringing together scholars and practitioners from across Australia and New Zealand,..

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William L. Holland Prize.

Wow. Is it May already? Where is 2018 going?   I’ve had a tremendously busy start to the year working on a number of exciting projects. I’m working on the design of a..

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2017 – That’s a Wrap

Tomorrow (after a morning meeting) I officially start my end of year leave. It couldn’t come any sooner. 2017 has been a demanding, exciting, and exhausting year. It has been..

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The Development Arena. A Poem by Megan Butterworth

This semester I am coordinating a Masters subject titled ‘Contemporary Issues in Development Practice’. As part of this subject, I have asked my students to keep a reflexive diary. Each week..

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