Building Networks

This is part of my ePortfolio from my Masters of Education degree (find out more here). The metaphor I've chosen to use to represent the accumulation of my knowledge during my degree is one of building networks. This means to me, building networks with people, building networks between my areas of expertise, and literally building networks of knowledge.

In order to use the unique navigation system below, double click on any word to open up the associated network, or if you prefer you can use the more traditional navigation provided at the bottom of the page. You can also view my more experimental navigation system here.

If this is your first time here, you may wish to check out my guided tour of my ePortfolio here.


I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

Mark Twain

The regular course was Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with; and then the different branches of Arithmetic - Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision.

Lewis Carroll

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.


Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.

John Dewey

Learning is more than the acquisition of the ability to think; it is the acquisition of many specialised abilities for thinking about a variety of things

Lev Vygotsky

If I know you're very good in music, I can predict with just about zero accuracy whether you're going to be good or bad in other things.

Howard Gardner

The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.

C.S. Lewis

Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.

Roger Lewin

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Albert Einstein

I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.


Knowing reality means constructing systems of transformations that correspond, more or less adequately, to reality.

Jean Piaget

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