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James MacDiarmid

Company: Magnifi

 

James MacDiarmid [B.A; B.Ed; M.Ed.]

Educator by trade, storyteller by heart, with a passion for science, communication, lifelong learning and the potential of a human, James has parlayed his expertise across fields into creating evidence based learning experiences that, not just include, but rely on the natural world (through the lenses of both biomimetics and complexity thinking) to deliver improvement in education, as well as positive psychological benefits.  

Founder of Magnifi, a platform connecting students with unique science experiences; owner and principal consultant at EcoCentricDesign; Co-Creator at PlayFutures, a LEGO Foundation community for changemakers; and, education adviser for CuriiousIQ, a virtual reality platform designed for education and training, James has been sharing his passion for learning, science and adventure from the age of 14, where he journeyed to the Khumbu region of the Himalayas in assisting with the construction of a school. His ambition for science communication and outreach has seen him travel to the SubAntarctic, Arctic and many places in-between, including the deserts of both Australia and mainland America.

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News

The TEDxSydney ‘AHA’ moment you need to know about

There I was sitting on the commuter train from Wollongong at 6am wondering what type of experience I was about to have in attending this year’s TEDxSydney...

Idea

Can learning from the past better prepare us for the future

I’ve now been on Earth for 36 years and though I walk on it like each day is my first, I often find myself walking backwards, toward...

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