I am always intrigued how some themes or topics seem to come at you from all (or at least several directions) at a point in time, just to fade out of focus again once you have engaged. So this week it seems to be all about reflecting this academic year (and a bit) and the things we want to keep or stop doing in the coming months.
Reflecting on this month’s SoTLwalk provocation and suggesting an international day for HE educators!
Zwei Seelen wohnen ach in meiner Brust (Goethe) Alas two souls live within my chest, the one trained to shackle words, to make them march in predefined order, command approved phrases to rearrange meaning according to expectations, and one roaming in the wild, finding meaning as stories develop, taking a big stick and poking at […]
Langemeyer, I. (2019). Zur erkenntnistheoretischen, praktischen und politischen Relevanz einer Hochschulbildungsforschung. In Hochschulbildungsforschung (pp. 57–72). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-20309-2_5 I think my key message from this chapter was: The authors state that as of now there is no point to pay attention to inclusion or exclusion criteria for a definition of SoTL; but to engage […]
Reference Tremp, P. and Eugster, B. (2019) ‘Lehr- und Lernfreiheit’, in Hochschulbildungsforschung. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, pp. 41–56. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-20309-2_4 The quote below defines Higher Education Didaktik as the undertaking which concerns itself with the shaping of teaching and learning in higher education institutions. The chapter tries to explore the junction between Higher Education Didaktik and […]
Review: Hochschulbildungsforschung: Chapter 2 Reference Rhein, R. (2019) ‘Theorieperspektiven auf hochschulisches Lehren und Lernen’, inHochschulbildungsforschung. Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, pp. 23–40. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-20309-2_3. About this Chapter The author in the next chapter of this book discusses theoretical perspectives for higher education learning and teaching. The author tries to suggest a triptych to scaffold the development of […]
Funny how we all just skipped January. Today is a SoTL planning day here in the north of Glasgow. Just the right day to make myself cosy with a hot cup of something as rain and sleet are pelting the home office windows. However, since everyone else was braving the weather, the peer pressure weighted […]
Review: Hochschulbildungsforschung Chapter 1 I have been reading this book, the title would translate into Higher Education Educational Research and probably considered a book of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. One of the things I had entirely forgotten–or rather supressed–was how annoyingly superfluously elaborate and cluttered German academic writing can be. In one of […]
Twine weavingBetwixtAmongstAmongThroughout How do you solveBoundariesThrilled ChaosMy whole lifeBalance on the pointOf a needle Skin prick sharpRuling chaosIs not for the faint heartedEven equilibrium is flowForward motionPerpetuum mobileWhen forced to stopThe energy becomes volatile I create alwaysCogito ergo sumAedifico ergo sumMore like itIf grammatically questionableRelationships aren’t a domainThey are everythingLove’s arms around meFriend on walksPartner […]
Hacking the Working from Home Day I really struggled getting back into the swing of things this semester. You know once the plates are all up and spinning it is relatively easy to keep them going, but picking up again after a three week break in yet another lockdown is difficult. But look whom I […]
Aside There are so many blog posts I want to write but the beginning of this semester saw me chasing my own tail like never before. What’s up with this? Did I take on too much–probably. BUT there is also so much to fix, develop, improve, support, help. And everyone around me feels the same […]
First days of annual leaveThe struggle is realWinding down impossibleToo many loose ends to tie up Communications to finishPlans to makeCreating order as strategyWardrobe, drawers, papers While the mind meandersThe hands make spaceAnd somehowCreating outer spaceCreates inner space The white noise is calming downAnd thoughts emergeLike bright lotus blossoms from mudThey were hoveringJust below the […]
Hello lovely bloggers and readers, I have no idea what happened to November! So my theory is that on my last SoTLwalk I fell into a wormhole and came out in December back in my office instead of the path I was walking. I am sticking with that explanation. It’s 2020 and this makes as […]
Muhahaha. Let’s get the skeletons out of the pedagogical closet. These are the prompts Natasha gave us this month: Ghostbusters! (It is Halloween, after all!)…Are there are demons in your teaching and learning closet? Any fright-nights to share? Maybe a trick or treat in your curriculum? Play with the ideas and themes associated with this […]
Cite as: Sheridan, Nathalie (2020): Poetic Inquiry as a Meaning-Making Process Across Languages. figshare. Online resource. https://doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.13146242.v1 Poetic Inquiry as a Meaning-Making Process Across Languages I find translating from German into English particularly when it comes to academic text indefinitely more difficult than the other way around. Which is strange as I am fluid in […]