Competency based education

Competency-Based Education (CBE) – What it is and why it’s relevant

You might have heard of Competency-Based Education (CBE)¹, a method of learning which is steadily growing in popularity.  As more adult learners are looking to earn a degree, CBE links study with the workplace.  Some people believe that this is the direction that higher education in general is likely to …

Cay Alford with Dr Brenden - Warnborough

Mentor Interview – Dr Cay Alford

Dr Cay Alford answered some of our questions about being an academic mentor and shared some of her personal interests. Can you tell us something about your academic path and areas of interest? My education path involved a deep curiosity for information and an interest in literacy and history. I earned …

Article about Wikipedia

Should I use Wikipedia for academic research?

In this information age, it is easier than ever to distribute and receive content, yet the much bandied-about term ‘fake news’ is a reminder that a lot of what is available is unreliable. If you are a student, it is obviously important to find reliable information and cite your sources. …

Dr Jill Kiefer at her Electro-Spective art exhibition

Dr Jill Kiefer – the role of the art history mentor

Dr Jill Kiefer is the director of Warnborough’s Fine Arts,  Art History and Film, Television and Radio Studies programs.  She also acts a mentor to individual students.  Jill gave us a few  minutes of her time to talk about being a mentor and about Warnborough’s arts programs. Can you say something …

Indigenous peoples

Governments recognise need to support indigenous peoples.

Governments in different parts of the world have recently shown the need to support their indigenous peoples.  In February, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the Aboriginal community: “We have come a long way over the last 50 years … but we have not come far enough”.  The 50 years represents …

Dr Betsy Buchanan is inducted into the Western Australia Women's Hall of Fame, 2017

Dr Betsy Buchanan (Western Australia Women’s Hall of Fame inductee) interview

Betsy Buchanan was inducted into the Western Australia Women’s Hall of Fame in recognition of her many years of legal and human rights work on behalf of the indigenous people’s of Australia. She received an honorary degree from Warnborough in 2006. In 2000, she received the distinguished Non-Indigenous Award from …

Dr Ruth Todd being presented her testamur by Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg

Economic Racism : A New Reality? – Interview with Dr Ruth Todd

Ruth Todd had done lot of international travel in her previous job roles, working in the nuclear power industry and in cyber security. When later studying a PhD in The History of Ideas through Warnborough College Ireland, she chose chose to focus on economic racism (see Economic discrimination).  Her research …

Michelle Grey with Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg

I Chose Environmental Science | An interview with Michelle Grey

Marine scientist Michelle Grey graduated with a Bsc in Environmental Science, from Warnborough College. Originally from the USA, she first began a biochemistry course but when life took unexpected turns, she put her degree on the back-burner. Later on, with children at school, Michelle met a new partner from England. After relocating to …

Woman with arms spread in outdoors

Natural Health – the benefits of deep breathing

Are you frequently stressed? Many people come to Yoga as a way to regain balance after hectic working hours and schedules.   It has spiritual, mental, emotional and physical aspects and central to it, is breathing.  Pranayama (prana = the vital life force) is the traditional term in for controlling breathing.  …

Dr Mark Cole, far right, with Darrell Sexton, David Christy, Dr Brenden Tempest-Mogg and Dr Julian Ng in Houston, TX

The 20th Century, A Radical Era – Interview with Mark Cole

When Mark Cole embarked on his PhD in the History of Ideas, he decided to look at the 20th Century.  A practicing attorney who in the past has taken two Law degrees and two Theology degrees, Mark devoted all his free time to study.  Having recently graduated, he talked to …