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Imagine! Different in academia

Imagine! Different in academia. is the recording of a talk presented at the International Symposium on Poetic Inquiry in Cape Town in May 2022.
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FRSA: Fellowship of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

Nicole Brown is FRSA, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
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Knowing what to do with notes and journals

In this blog post I try to answer the question that I am often asked in my presentations and workshops: "What should I do with notes and journals?".
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Support for students taking on research projects

This is a link to a webinar organised to offer support for students taking on research projects. My contribution was based on my book Making the Most of Your Research Journal.
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The role of writing: A method of and for research

In this video Dr Helen Kara and Dr Nicole Brown discuss the role of writing in the life and career of researchers.
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The ResDance podcast: Embodied Inquiry

I was invited to contribute to the ResDance Podcast. My contribution was about my Embodied Inquiry work, as part of my own research and as part of the Embodied Inquiry: Research Methods book.

“I can’t describe what I’m going through”

This is my contribution to the RAI2018 conference in London "I can't describe what I'm going through - research, arts and therapy".

How much reading is enough?

I am often asked how much reading is enough? In this post I outline what you should consider in order to decide when it is enough.

Global Innovation Awards 2016: Winner Academic Integrity

This is about the Global Innovation Awards 2016, in which I have been nominated the winner for the Academic Integrity category.

Guest post: So we are all gifted and talented

Having read "Peak" guest blogger Craig Brown argues that gifted and talented provision needs to be reviewed.

Challenging students

I believe in challenging students and having high expectations of everyone in the classroom. This is coupled with appropriate support and guidance. However, challenging pupils is not an easy task and must be planned for meticulously.

Teaching empathy

Teaching empathy is crucial if students are to understand empathy as a concept in order to be able to demonstrate historical empathy, for example. Here is a useful resource.

Lesson planning – some recommendations

When observing experienced teachers in lessons or when looking at their lesson plans, the lesson planning process appears easy. However, once you start planning your first lesson you will soon realise that there are many aspects that you must take into consideration. Here are some recommendations to get you started.

Challenges for mentors

Being a mentor for trainee teachers is rewarding and challenging at the same time. Ultimately, the smiles on a trainee teacher's face after successful lessons is definitely worth every battle against all odds.