A busy summer is rapidly coming to an end with the culmination of my LearningWheel. I am now officially the Captain of the Mahara LearningWheel, which is a model of digital pedagogy designed to enhance learning, whilst developing digital literacy skills. The Mahara LearningWheel focuses upon four modes of engagement: Learning Content, Assessment, Communication and… Continue reading The Mahara LearningWheel
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?
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
At the beginning of the Critical Perspective II module, I booked a tutorial with my supervisor to discuss my ideas. At the end of the discussion, my supervisors response was to , scratch his head, lean back in the chair and tap his pencil on the table. I had missed the point… Where was my… Continue reading Intersectionality
My previous blog left the ‘strong objectivity’ door open… As I enter the room I am amazed as to how crowded it is in here! Harding (1995) describes, strong objectivity in simple terms as ‘learning to see ourselves as others see us’ (Harding: 204). However, as I am already beginning to ascertain, there is no… Continue reading Strong Objectivity and Value Neutrality
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
Participatory Action Research (PAR) is a powerful path to research and encompasses a secure directive – Research with participants, rather than on participants. The concept is difficult to define, but the principles are aligned towards breaking down the barriers between the researcher and the researched. As a newcomer to the world of research, I am… Continue reading Participatory Action Research