Why Keep a Diary, When You Can Create a Reflexive Blog?

With the launch of the Critical Perspectives II module, came a plethora of assessment methods.  And, upon viewing these methods, I almost instantaneously made my choice.  Academic blogs, and blogs per se, are used by a variety of people, for a variety of different reasons.  Kjellberg (2010) identified as part of her motivation for blogging… Continue reading Why Keep a Diary, When You Can Create a Reflexive Blog?

Becoming a Reflexive Researcher, or Considering it, at Least

As a registered nurse in order to meet the revalidation requirements set by the Nursing and Midwifery Council, I am equally accountable and responsible for maintaining my own continuing professional development (Nursing and Midwifery Council, 2016).  Reflective writing is a prominent prerequisite towards nurses meeting revalidation, and is commonly achieved by producing a piece of… Continue reading Becoming a Reflexive Researcher, or Considering it, at Least

Social Situatedness and Standpoint Theory

For those who have read my About Me  you will be aware that I am a first year student, studying for a Professional Doctorate in Education (EdD) at Birmingham City University, and having completed a position paper for a critical perspectives module, a clear conclusion emerged relating to my ontology … that I was ‘ontologically… Continue reading Social Situatedness and Standpoint Theory

Who am I… what do you see when you look at me?

When a blog is used to convey information it is often conducted in a conversational style.  Initial thoughts of writing a plan and developing a draft as with traditional academic writing, may seem extreme, however, to produce a professional blog, which needs to meet a set of intended learning objectives… now that’s a ‘whole new… Continue reading Who am I… what do you see when you look at me?