Reflecting Allowed

Maha Bali’s blog about education

October 6, 2014
by Maha Bali

Chicken/egg reflections on intercultural maturity, criticality, & open-connectedness

Reading Time: 5 minutesHumor is contextual, isn’t it? My dad was an avid reader of Archie comics and MAD magazine. By the time I was 7 I was gobbling them up like candy, and they were my bedtime reading, my go-to reading any … Continue reading

September 21, 2014
by Maha Bali

Even in my shoes, you’re still you: on autoethnography

Reading Time: 2 minutesI’ve always had issues with the expression to “put yourself in my shoes”. It’s overly simplistic, it assumes that once you put on the shoes, you’re seeing things with a different lens. But it’s not true. You’re still yourself in … Continue reading

January 17, 2014
by balimaha
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The role of power, social justice and empathy in our perception of cheating vs learning

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’m here trying to tie some of the ideas of #rhizo14 into a physical event I will be part of in a few hours. I’ll be discussing with a group of other academics my previously published article on critical citizenship … Continue reading

December 25, 2013
by balimaha

What is Empathy?

Reading Time: 4 minutesI am writing this post to begin exploring the notion of empathy, which I have argued previously might be an essential component of a constructive critical citizenship. I am doing this as sort of pre-writing and brainstorming for a book … Continue reading


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