Category Archives: Researcher Journal

The emergence of participatory learning: authenticity, serendipity and creative playfulness

Today I got the final confirmation that I have been awarded my PhD in Education, with the title The emergence of participatory learning: authenticity, serendipity and creative playfulness. The thesis is now uploaded to my Uni library repository, and anyone … Continue reading

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Tying it all together

Nearly there. This week I spoke to my supervisor and my Graduate School and I have sent off my “intention to submit” by March 31st 2021. It’s almost done- I just need to finish the final chapters and give it … Continue reading

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Past me

Sitting, pen in hand, with blank paper in front of me, I chastise my past self. I shout at her for being lazy, for not writing more, so that I would need to write less. But my past self was … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

I’ve stalled. With just under five months till I submit my completed thesis I have run out of steam. I have no time to waste, and so I waste time. I know all of the advice – I have given … Continue reading

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Catching my breath

Phew, I am glad May is over. Annual review and a deadline to submit a draft lit review in the same week – both done. I am apparently on track to submit by January 2020. I hope I can cope … Continue reading

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Creative playfulness

I submitted a draft of my PhD discussion chapter yesterday. It’s over 7,000 words, so I won’t post it all here! I can never remember the actual title of my thesis – but I am looking broadly about how peer … Continue reading

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Phew

I’m patting myself on the back Tentatively Today I submitted my draft findings For the last month I have been too busy writing about my affinity space to play in my affinity space Now I have time to breathe Hurrah

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A haiku for the weekend

Writing a chunk of my lit review this weekend. I am not sure if these are my favourite books, but they are definitely some of the ones that have had the most influence on my thinking. Some are old friends, … Continue reading

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Authentic writing and academic voice

A meeting with my supervisors this week to discuss some of my work. A good meeting – they like my writing, they’re confident in my ability to finish writing up this PhD. Then Vic speaks. He tells me that he … Continue reading

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It depends how you look at it

There’s a story that’s often told about a bunch of blind men and an elephant. Each man only encounters a part of the elephant and, based on their partial understanding, disagree with the others about the *real* nature of the … Continue reading

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