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Anarchy in the H.E.

Anarchy in the H.E.

By Roger Kerry

This is a series of monthly podcasts all about Higher Education and learning.

I talk with the most forward-thinking and disruptive educational leaders on the planet.

Each episode is 40-minutes long, raw and unplugged.

We are punks shaping the future of higher education. Oh yeah.

Music: (C) Three Bad Eyes / Bill Kerry III
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EPISODE 10 THE ANATOMIST with Dr Mike Pascoe

Anarchy in the H.E.Apr 20, 2022

Jun 06, 202244:60
EPISODE 10 THE ANATOMIST with Dr Mike Pascoe
Apr 20, 202246:03
Mar 02, 202245:11
Feb 01, 202239:26
Episode 7 THE TIRED LECTURER with Lisa Kelly
Nov 01, 202149:14
Sep 15, 202140:55
Episode 5 THE PUNK REGISTRAR with Dr Paul Greatrix
Jul 30, 202139:30
Episode 4 UNGRADING: WHY RATING STUDENTS UNDERMINES LEARNING with Susan D Blum & Marcus Schultz-Bergin

Episode 4 UNGRADING: WHY RATING STUDENTS UNDERMINES LEARNING with Susan D Blum & Marcus Schultz-Bergin

Susan and Marcus talk through the ideas and arguments from their recently published book "Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead)". This episode explores the idea that if we grade our students, which negatively affect their learning. 'Going gradeless' is a challenging, but ultimately rewarding task. 

The book is an excellent and very accessible resource - a must read  for all anarchic educators!: 

Marcus' choice of punk song in this episode is 'School Days' by female rockers The Runaways - listen to it here:

Susan's punk choice is Pink Floyd's 'Another Brick in the Wall', which shows the sausage machine metaphor of our conventional education system: 

Susan D Blum is Professor of anthropology at Notre Dame University, Indiana. Her other books on higher education include 'My World! Plagiarism and College Culture' and 'I Love Learning; I Hate School'

Marcus Schultz-Bergin teaches political philosophy at Cleveland State University and wrote the chapter 'Grade Anarchy in the Philosophy Classroom' in 'Ungrading'

Please listen, enjoy, be motivated, be chaotic, and share!! 

Jul 02, 202149:53
Episode 3 MIND THE GAP with Dr Shubhra Hajela.

Episode 3 MIND THE GAP with Dr Shubhra Hajela.

The "theory-practice" gap, or whatever you want to call it, has always been a central concern regarding the relationship between the activity of higher education and the real-world. Despite best efforts of 'knowledge transfer' initiatives etc, there are few signs that this gap is narrowing, in fact it is most likely widening. Dr Shubhra Hajela is a Psychologist with a PhD from the University of Allahabad, India with an interest in occupational health and wellbeing. She left higher education, however, in favour of a career in the corporate world. In Episode 3 of Anarchy in the H.E., Shubhra talks about her journey in and out of H.E., and what academia can learn form the cut-throat, fast-moving corporate world of industry. 

May 28, 202141:03
Episode 2 THE FUTURE OF KNOWLEDGE with Alex Broadbent

Episode 2 THE FUTURE OF KNOWLEDGE with Alex Broadbent

This month we talk with Alex Broadbent about the future of knowledge!

Alex Broadbent PhD is founding Director of the Institute for the Future of Knowledge, Professor of Philosophy, and Associate Member of the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science at the University of Johannesburg. His research is in the philosophy of epidemiology, medicine, and causation, and he is Editor in Chief of the journal Philosophy of Medicine. Outside university life, he engages in consultancy, advocacy and policy work related to public health and uses of science in legal contexts, and writes opinion pieces on topics such as the fourth industrial revolution and public health issues. He is an Associate Member of the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society at Durham University and of Millennium Chambers, The Barrister Network, London.

Alex is also director of The Institute for the Future of Knowledge (IFK) which is a cross-disciplinary ecosystem at the University of Johannesburg, devoted to understanding the relationship between what we know and what will happen, for the purpose of improving both. The future is an ancient concern. Recent advances in computational abilities promise improved predictive performance, yet global events have proven to be resiliently unpredictable. The University of Johannesburg established the IFK to further its championing of a future-oriented focus for South Africa and the wider region.

Join us as Alex discusses his thoughts on the future of knowledge, health, medicine, and higher education.

American Idiot / Green Day:

​Institute for the Future of Knowledge:

Alex on Twitter:

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Apr 26, 202141:39
Episode 1 REBELLIOUS EDUCATION with Joost van Wijchen
Mar 25, 202147:14
Introduction to ANARCHY IN THE H.E.

Introduction to ANARCHY IN THE H.E.

Hello and welcome to this brand new podcast series ANARCHY IN THE H.E. with me Roger Kerry. Have a quick listen to this short introduction telling you all about the podcast. ANARCHY IN THE H.E. is about disruptive and chaotic teaching and learning in Higher Education, in any subject, in any country. Each month I shall be talking with an educational leader about the future of H.E. on a journey which will help shape our understanding and development of a brave new world of education. Learners are at the centre of this story so listen out for some amazing interviews with H.E studies from across the globe. 

Look out for news about our first podcast with amazing education designer, Joost van Wijchen from HAN University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands - COMING SOON! 

We are punks shaping the future of higher education. Oh yeah. 

Mar 08, 202102:25