Why Only US? On The Very Idea of a Social Construction

October 27, 2017 Mbeljac 0

Albert Einstein never won the Nobel Prize for physics on account of relativity, even though it became a well accepted part of our understanding of nature and acquired empirical support well within his lifetime. It was considered too different, too weird for so august a prize although oddly quantum mechanics, […]

Australia and North Korea: Farewell Great and Powerful Friends?

October 16, 2017 Mbeljac 0

For more than 10 years I have been writing about the North Korean nuclear crisis, arguing that it has serious potential implications for Australia. I had long argued that we are “sleepwalking” toward catastrophe, but oddly the issue barely gained traction. One reason, doubtless, was because of a generalised incredulity […]

A Matter of Incongruity: Introduction and Rationale

October 3, 2017 Mbeljac 0

[Posted Pursuant to Memorandum on Modalities of Completion A Task 2] We like to see Australia as an egalitarian society, free of the old baggage of Europe and the pathologies of American society, yet the evidence would suggest that we are not and that we are becoming more of an […]

It’s About Incongruity Not Deficit

October 3, 2017 Mbeljac 0

[Posted Pursuant to Memorandum on Modalities of Completion A Task 2] A structural perspective on class enables us to see how individual student troubles, often reflected through troublesome behaviour or lack of school engagement, can have social determinants what is sometimes called possessing a sociological imagination. Seeing the question of […]

The Concept Map

October 3, 2017 Mbeljac 0

[Posted Pursuant to Memorandum on Modalities of Completion A Task 2] Click on the two images for a more detailed look. The above two images, firstly, show us what a concept map is in theory, and, secondly, the application of the idea of a concept map to a specific area […]