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Welby Ings is a professor of art and design at AUT University, where he has been known to dress in period costume when lecturing on design history. His short film Boy, produced during his PhD, was shortlisted for the 2006 Academy Awards. Welby was born in Pukeatua in 1956.
Education in New Zealand is obsessed with assessment and ticking the right boxes, and it's afraid of any signs of disobedience. A new book argues in favour of positive disobedience as practised and taught by that apparent figure of authority: the teacher.