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24 April, 2017
Ad-Hominem-Fallacy

The ad hominem delusion that infects our public debate

By Susannah Bishop and John Preston We like to believe we’re a culture of tolerance and understanding. We’re in the land of ideas. Mercifully—at least in Australia—the […]
19 April, 2017
Maslow's Hierarchy & Bloom's Taxonomy

Learning by numbers—Maslow and Bloom suggest not

By John Preston Humans are curious creatures. On one level, we are capable of profound understanding and complex cognition. On another we are completely dependent on […]
19 April, 2017
Greek orator

Critical reasoning and strategic decision making—Analysis, values and persuasion in public policy

By John Preston In ancient Greek mythology, Theseus—the founder of Greek democracy—entered the Labyrinth on the island of Minos and conquered the Minotaur. Theseus was renowned […]
5 April, 2017
typing

-ise vs -ize

Using an ‘s’ over a ‘z’ is one of the most obvious differences between Australian English and American English. It’s an area of huge debate—when are […]
3 April, 2017
The Gordian Knot

Ready, steady, go! – Bridging the science—influence—policy divide in public sector policy

By John Preston Let’s face it; if facts were enough, we wouldn’t still be discussing the science of climate change, would we? And yet here we […]
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