Hello, my name is Jaye Ryan and I am a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at Birmingham City University (BCU), within the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences. I teach undergraduate nursing students undertaking a three year BSc (Hons) nursing programme within the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Professions. I am registered with the Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered teacher and nurse (Children and Adult), and for many years I have had an interest in understanding how nurses prepare for and maintain registration with the NMC. This process was formerly known as PREP and is now referred to as Revalidation.
An additional role I have at BCU is ePortfolio Lead for Nursing. I have a personal interest in the use of ePortfolio, in particular Mahara and how it can be used formatively to improve personal development planning. I would like to know more about this subject matter, but before I get to that ‘meaty stuff’ I have chosen to blog as my 2nd EdD assessment, by aspiring to engage with current debates and controversies in educational research, in order to develop an understanding of the contested nature of this type of research. My objective is to develop a wider understanding of the theoretical, methodological and ethical issues that underpin all educational research… Yes, really.
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