The 12 Days of SoTL begin tomorrow Monday the 2nd of December 2019. The link below is an online advent calendar with twelves doors, each of them representing one aspect of the process of undertaking an educational inquiry (research) project in Higher Education. Continue reading I have an Advent Calendar for You!
This is the very first try to create a SoTL process infographic. Let me know if this makes sense. Mind you these are just the main points and I highlighted a couple of issues I have become aware off over the last years. What else is needed? Is tone of voice okay? Continue reading SoTL Process Infographic
Scholarship historically suggests there are elements of reading, of engaging with other scholars’ and researchers’ thoughts and publications. It is a historical exercise analysing and critiquing a body of existing knowledge. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) also necessitates a strong element of reflectivity – or better reflexivity – to become a meaningful activity. … Continue reading Re-blog: The scholarship of learning and teaching: a victim of its nomenclature?
Rich Furman @WriteNThrive and I had a video coaching session to advice on writing issues specific to academics with ADHD. I am still (months and months later) deconstructing and reconstructing all the advice. Sharing some of the key insights from the session on my blog #acwri #publishing #writing #academicwriting #highered Continue reading How to get back into Academic Writing
Planting a tree is purposeful engagement; putting my winter rosemary into a bigger pot because it became pot-bound is an act of caring. I am pausing to observe the robin curiously observing me. The air is still chilly, and the winged ethnographer quickly loses interest in his subject. Working in my garden is an act of self-care and an act of deep work. Continue reading Working in the garden
The lovely people from the #ALT Winter Conference have already uploaded the recordings from our sessions yesterday. #disruptivepedagogies #activelearning #edtech #storytelling Continue reading ALT Winter Conference–Our Recorded Session
Originally posted on #LTHEchat:
Active Learning and Disruptive Pedagogies In this #LTHEChat, we would like to explore the disruptive potential of active learning. It is probably easier to define what active learning is not, than what it is. While a concise definition for active learning remains elusive, during our Active Learning course, we have bought into Kovbasyuk and Blessinger’s (2013) ‘vision of education’ as an ‘open meaning-making process’; the interaction between the teacher, student and… Continue reading Active Learning and Christmas Festivities
This week I was teaching a couple of research workshops, one about undertaking ethnographic research. This is the acompanying blog post, focussing on one of the key themes and points for debate in ethnography: time–time spend conducting fieldwork. #ethnography #SoTL
#research #education Continue reading Meaningful time and Ethnography
Warning this is kind of sort of a rant. So I have about 7 different posts drafted all more or less ready to go but more than half of them are fairly negative. I am not sure if this is a side effect of writing every day? Has anyone else made this experience? Continue reading The Vortex of Writing
Washing Machine Emergency & CPD Sessions: when a flooded kitchen throws the spanner into your writing plans. Continue reading Washing Machine Emergency and CPD Sessions
Today was the first day of an eight week long twice a week 6-7 a.m. bootcamp I signed up for. On my way back when thinking about planning the writing activities I have to undertake. I realised there is a strange commonality between the early morning intensive circuits training and academic writing. Continue reading Writing vs Boot-camp
Trying out a writing challenge. 30 posts in 30 days: The next 30 days will not mark a full calendar month or some other sort of temporal meaningfulness. The only reason I use today, is that I have despite all the good advice not yet managed to create this every day routine. Which is just generally difficult for me–heck I am glad if I remember to moisturize! So beginning today gives me four days (including the weekend) where there are no excuses for not writing. It’s basically a little bit of a head-start. Continue reading How to write regularly?
Rambling insights from trying to write up my research project—stumbling into Guerrilla research The accidental Guerrilla research project—I think We were tasked to conduct an action research project, exploring the impact or effect or benefits or outputs a new teaching strategy or method has on our students. This was the rough task provided within the … Continue reading The accidental Guerrilla researcher …
The quest for my researcher identity is a challenge to say the least. The following saccharine considerations sprang from a meeting I had today. I talked to the master of grants, exploring various options and I realised the worst question someone could possibly ask me is: So what do you want? Look at the trees … Continue reading On the Quest for a Researcher Identity
and I cannot apply because Education within the HEA is under Social Sciences and not Humanities. But this post is not about wallowing in self-pity about having to miss a most interesting sounding conference, but about the unusual perspectives the conference theme offers lecturers in HEI. I pinched the conference introduction so you know what I am … Continue reading HEA—A Monster Conference