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The power of narrative in Higher Education

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Where is your heart?

To act with compassion requires a degree of courage – one must go beyond the technical, the imperative, the rules of organisations and beyond past practice – to invent new practices that have within them empathy and love and a readiness to connect to others” (Frost, 1999).
How do we align our hearts with our professional lives? Louise Clifton explores the role of questions and language in building compassion in a new blog for the Staff Development Forum.
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    Combating the commercial narrative

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    Writing for different audiences?

      How do you write for different audiences? And how do you do this without losing what makes your writing uniquely yours? These are questions we’re often asked. Here, Jamie Jauncey considers whether these are …Read More »
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    Friday G&T

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