Monthly Archives: January 2016

EDEV_504 Week 1_7

Good to meet you and to share our learning experience. Your point that compulsory schooling educators are often the end-users of HE knowledge output reminded me of the need to be ethical in research and that HE researchers in education … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 1_6

PostScript. Since posting my response to S, I could obtain a copy of Scientific Pluralism (Kellert, Longino & Waters, 2006). My understanding of the aims of scientific pluralism was inaccurate. Rather than an attempt to distance research from post-positivism, the … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 1_5

I enjoyed your exposition of key issues surrounding assumptions about the nature of reality. You bring up the notions of monism and pluralism as a way of deciding on truth, but you didn’t express your opinion. What is your view; … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 1_4

Your presentation of traffic issues from various perspectives was interesting and thought-provoking. I have two questions for you about that. Let’s say the statistician develops a model of the traffic situation. S/he identifies the key variables and computes, for example, … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 1_3

Here’s my take on the technology issue. The subject is vast, so I’ll limit my comments to typical uses of technology in education and how certain types of knowledge are prioritised, using this lens as a proxy for research assumptions … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 1_2

The story of the Toronto mayor’s being out-of-touch and your observation as to why the homeless rate in NY is low are fascinating. I appreciate the principle of triangulation that uses “different field strategies (e.g., interviews, focus groups, archives) as … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 1_1

Thanks for your fascinating questions. I’d like to address each of them, but I’m already over my limit for posting this week. I’ll limit this post to just one issue. I don’t see any problem with the human capacity for … Continue reading

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Mod 4 Week 1 Initial Post

Module 4 is entitled “Ways of Knowing: Perspectives on Educational Research and Practice”. It promises to be both intensely theoretical and practical: the twin aspects of research. The first week began gently with a task that required us to look … Continue reading

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Critical reflection follow-up post 7

Thanks for your informed and insightful development of identity through the lens of Bakhtin. And adding Lacan’s distinction was an inspired! When you wonder about “what if any difference there is between being reflective and self-aware”, I feel that you … Continue reading

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Critical reflection follow-up post 6

I believe that you are right: the focus should be on the ‘critical’, not the reflective. But do we need to have a weekly learning log, a reflective essay every module and a masterclass dedicated to reflective thinking? When I … Continue reading

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