Megan Watkins is Senior Lecturer in Literacy and Pedagogy in the School of Education and a member of the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney. She is the co-author of Genre, Text, Grammar: Technologies for Teaching and Assessing Writing (2005) UNSW Press. She has published scholarly articles in the areas of pedagogy, affect and the role of the body in learning. Her research interests are in the areas of pedagogy, affect, desire and embodiment.
ArticlesIn a recent book, the neuroscientist Antonio Damasio used the phrase “No body, never mind” to sum up the ways in which Spinoza prefigured much recent neurobiology in his conception of a psychophysical parallelism. As Damasio (213) explains, Spinoza “is stating that the idea of an object in a given mind cannot occur without the existence of the body; or...Read more
ArticlesWe live in an era in which the ‘active learner’ has become accepted as the fundamental goal of good teaching from early childcare to university education (Silberman; University of Melbourne UniversityRead more