#Becomingeducational It’s Week 3 of our academic year
And what better time to celebrate THE SLOW ACADEMIC BLOG – and the idea of slow academia?
As our workloads get heavier and heavier – as they fill with more and more administrative tasks and less space for thinking and being an academic… HOW do we slow things down – to think – to feel – to be???
This is the final post in a trilogy following the 6th International Academic Identities Conference at the University of Hiroshima. In my first post, I described the conference, its location, theme and keynote presentations. In the second, I highlighted four presentations that stretched my thinking. In this post, I want to share the four papers I presented with colleagues, and issue a stern warning to myself to present fewer papers at future conferences.
Four papers is too many. Having co-authors made it possible (enjoyable even), but I talked too much, and listened too little. When I was listening, I was too keyed up about my next paper to listen well. One of my papers was on slow academia; practice what you preach and other idioms apply.
- The solace of slow academia (or breathing room)
This paper was a blend of theory, autoethnography and practical advice.
Theory: Judith Butler…
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