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Kim Flintoff

  • Curtin University
  • Kim Flintoff is the Learning Futures Advisor at Curtin University and coordinator of UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge 2016 (Australia).

    Kim started his tertiary studies in Chemistry, and his working life in analysis and assay for the mining exploration industry. ­ A little later he started dabbling in the dark arts of Theatre and Drama and moved into management, performance and production roles in theatre.  Finally he moved into Education and has worked at all levels from Early Childhood to Higher Education.

    His interest in science, arts, education and technology brought him to working in universities as a lecturer, unit coordinator, curriculum developer, and researcher. 

My Affiliations

Curtin University  
My Latest Blogs


With the launch of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, Perth kids can problem solve, build resilience and practise enquiry-based learning through nature play. Last month, I attended the official launch of stage two of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. I got to climb over rocks, poke my head into hidey-holes and even dip my toes […]

Resurrecting the best of the NMC

Reblogged from: Next Steps for a Beyond Horizons (2.0) Community The following piece was prepared collaboratively by Lisa Gustinelli, Jonathan Nalder, and Paul Signorelli; each of us is publishing and sharing it on our own sites in the spirit of the collaboration that the piece documents. Please repost. We’re a community that knows how to work, play, and, […]

Live and experience a trillion human life stories

The globally acclaimed simulation game, RealLives – originally unveiled in the United States in 2004 and subsequently developed in Pune after 2012 – is now being introduced in India. RealLives essentially aims to develop empathy in players – empathy for other cultures, societies, as well as one’s own, thus helping them learn to appreciate the […]

Establishing a New CoderDojo

  This week I embarked on getting a Coder Dojo established.  The CoderDojo movement is a global organisation of coding clubs that seek to foster self-directed project based engagement with computer code. The process has been relatively straightforward and cooperation of the hosting site has made it much easier to start planning. We’ll be aiming to […]

Are our teachers offered enough to attract the best?

In the ATAR battle, one thing is clear: teaching needs to attract better recruits Lawrence Ingvarson, Australian Council for Educational Research In recent debates about Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) scores we have lost sight of what matters most: the recruitment of high-quality candidates to ensure a strong teaching profession. Teaching has a recruitment problem […]

Erin Reilly – transmedia and participatory culture

Later this month I’ll be meeting with Erin Reilly, Managing Director + Research Fellow at USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab, when she visits our campus. Erin has an amazing track record of work and an impressive group of current and former collaborators. While she’s in Perth she has agreed to make time in her very busy schedule to […]

Online game for schools – solve the world’s water problems.

I’d just like take a quick moment of your time to tell you that Curtin University is proud to announce that it is once again the Australian organiser for participation in the UNEP-DHI Eco Challenge. We’d love to welcome you and your students to Eco Challenge for 2016. You can get a sneak peak of […]

Looking for creative practitioners for REMIX Museum Hack 2016

REMIX Museum Hack 2016 REMIX Museum Hack 2016 will be a first of its kind event in Western Australia, connecting our best technology innovators, coders and designers with primary school children. In line with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) principles, hack teams will interpret children’s drawings developed in response to a Western Australian Museum […]

Science denial can be treated like a virus.

Inoculating against science denial John Cook, The University of Queensland Science denial has real, societal consequences. Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. Denial of the link between smoking and cancer has caused millions of premature deaths. Thanks to vaccination denial, preventable diseases are […]

Commodifying creativity??

Where do profit and productivity sit in creative economies? By Anne Harris, Monash University Creativity – variously defined as innovation, critical thinking, and cognitive flexibility amongst others – is ubiquitous these days. From creative corporate conglomerates such as Google and Pixar to primary school coders and hackers to creative mathematics, creativity seems to be everywhere […]