Globalisation in an Educational Context

Globalisation is often discussed as a relatively new concept that has occurred since the onset of high speed travel, efficient communication links, (relative) stability of national states and the interdependency of world economies. There are others who suggest its origins can be traced much further back than the last thirty, fifty or even one hundred years. The starting points are as varied as the definitions. For the purpose of this essay the definition we will follow is as follows, the starting point is not as important. The effects on education have been most dramatic in the last 2 or 3 decades.

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The Perhentian Islands. Beaches, Bats, and Beauty.

” To escape and sit quietly on the beach – that’s my idea of paradise.”

Emilia Wickstead

The two Main Perhentian islands, Besar and Kecil are about a 45 minutes speedboat journey from the quaint little port town of Kuala Besut. The boat boys tend to try to do the journey in 30 though so be prepared for a bumpy ride and dont be afraid to express your discomfort if they are going to fast, for the most part they will listen and slow down.

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Cubo Park – From Bucharest to Penang


“Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.” – Seneca

We visited here for the first time on Saturday ( concerningly the first beer fueled saturday night we have had in prehaps to long) We went on the invite of a friend from a while ago and it turned out to be an Expat event organised by Internations. Who i was blissfully unaware of until this evening, but it turns out they know how to put together an event.

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And sooo back to Adsense?


Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back. – Chinese proverb

My last blog was full of joy and excitement, although my website was at best described as a work in progress, and at worst total crap ( it may still be!) I had managed to find a way to put advertisements infront of my 20 daily viewers and was thrilled to see it looking more like a ‘proper’ website.

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More To Life Than Adsense


 The more that you read, the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”– Dr. Seuss

Wix, Chitika, Adsense and a totally noob Website builder.

After a year of sporadic attempts to get my website displaying advertisements I finally gave up with AdSense and tried another provider… Chitika.
I will keep a record here for those other website owners on how it does, I am not expecting great things, but I figure at least as a learning exercise and as potentially a can of coke a month it is worth a go!
I will give you a little history first ( TL/DR – I make apps and use Google to monetize them, could never get the website to work, now I have just started with CHITIKA and there is a new shiny add on my site!)

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Koh Lipe from Penang March 2019


“Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert

We are currently taking a year off (yeah, lucky i know!) which may stretch into two depending on work, will, and where we are. Currently we have parked ourselves in Penang, a state off the West coast of Malaysia enveloped in the Andaman sea, and as i like to remind anyone within ear shot with a direct view, if those flat earthers were to be believed, of the Maldives.

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Living in Penang – a Middle Aged Gap Year


Youth smiles without any reason. It is one of its chiefest charms.
– Thomas Gray

After 10 years of working in the bright lights of Hong Kong myself and my wife wanted and needed a break. Hong Kong is a truly wonderful place to both live and work but like any big city it can get to be tiring.

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