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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is… A reflection on higher education in flux (#OMDE)


[Image retrieved from http://www.wallpaperhere.com/Animals/Other/It_s_a_Bird_It_s_a_Plane_71751%5D Since humankind’s early days on the planet, we were interested in (and at times obsessed with) classifying animals, birds, vegetation and alas, fellow humans. Humankind’s survival depended on the ‘correct’ classification between dangerous and harmless snakes, … Continue reading

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Innovation and commercialisation in higher education research: who benefits? (#change11)


[Images retrieved from http://patrickdriessen.blogspot.com/2011/07/innovation-leadership.html and http://robertsmithstearsimagebank.blogspot.com/2010/01/arbeit-macht-frei.html, 20 March 2012] “Innovation”, “high performance” and “excellence” can be described as “weasel words” (see also the “dictionary” of weasel words by Don Watson) – words that are sucked so dry by overuse or … Continue reading

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