James MacDiarmid's Blog (4)

Symbiotic reflections

To understand sustainability we need to engage ourselves and others on a level that is both physical and emotional (psychological).

To engage others we must provide experiences of interaction led by curiosity, imagination, cooperation and reflexivity.

To engage we must provide that space in which all this naturally occurs, a space that personifies our biologically longing to learn.

This is the symbiotic experience which should be…


Added by James MacDiarmid on September 14, 2016 at 5:09pm — No Comments

A biophilic education

"Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction" ~ E.O Wilson

By 2045, the number of people living in cities will increase by 1.5 times to 6 billion, adding 2…


Added by James MacDiarmid on September 1, 2016 at 11:07pm — No Comments

A place in nature: a story of FLOW

Fascinated by what you find in the natural world? There are reasons for this and for these very reasons we must find ways to include this in our role as educators.


Added by James MacDiarmid on August 15, 2016 at 6:03pm — No Comments

Sharing the natural world through science and technology

"Whilst in transit we have been been recognised in the American press. "Founder of Barefoot​, James MacDiarmid​, and videographer Hayden Griffith​ prepare to enter Natural Trap Cave on July 13. Barefoot is an Australian noncommercial education content providing network that supports expedition work by creating short films to be shown in classrooms as well as to the rest of the public." …


Added by James MacDiarmid on August 15, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

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