Tag: research

Notes on ‘context’

Here are some notes from our discussion at the Leeds University Theory Group meeting today: Paper discussed Edwards R (2009) Introduction: Life as a Learning Context? In: Edwards Richard, Biesta Gert, Thorpe Mary (ed.). Rethinking Contexts for Learning and Teaching: Communities, Activites and Networks, Abingdon, Oxon, U.K.: Routledge […]

Less is more…

          “PechaKucha” is a presentation style in which a topic is presented concisely and clearly in 5 minutes. The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, allows for multiple-speaker events sometimes called “Pecha Kucha Nights”. Such events are subsequently great places for a snapshot […]

A pilot study

Recently I presented to my fellow postgraduates on the benefits of doing a pilot study during the initial stages of a PhD study. A pilot study can take many guises but usually refers to the study of the practicalities and feasibility of certain components of the proposed study. […]

Ethnographic inquiry

I’m hoping to start a pilot for my classroom ethnographic study very soon, and Heath and Street’s primer has been an excellent guide to preparation for an ethnographic study. Whilst my pilot will be a ‘light touch’ version of my doctoral study, it is important for me to […]