Monthly Archives: February 2016

EDEV_504 Week 3_6

May I gently barge into this conversation to offer my view on your question regarding the possibility of doing naturalist/ positivisitc research in HE? I tend to equate study abroad programmes (to take one example of a topic within internationalisation) … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 3_5

If I understand you correctly regarding your question about Doyle and Griffin, the question is whether the ontological status of a past event can be re-examined in order to re-present the data as evidence to support a future political position. … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 3_4

Widening participation (WP) is a notion premised on a number of assumptions most of which are themselves founded on ideal of social justice (Keane, 2014) which includes the need to address social inequalities (Crozier, Reay, Clayton, Colliander, & Grinsted, 2008; … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 3_3

Thanks for responding to my questions. In addition, you offer many more. Please forgive me if I treat them as rhetorical as I’d like to explain why I don’t think Barnett is taking about equity. On reading and re-reading Barnett … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 3_2

Thanks for your interesting post. Your observation that “there are reasons for changing patterns in higher education” (Bennett, 2016) resonated well with the purpose of this week’s tasks. I read your sentence in two ways, both appropriate, but I wonder … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 3_1

I appreciated your answer to C’s question. In particular, your inclusion of the University of Edinburgh’s target population for widening participation (WP) made me consider the state in my current institution in Japan. I’d like to address that issue briefly … Continue reading

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Mod 4 Week 3 Initial Post

It is more than axiomatic that every position contains assumptions; It is demonstrable. Even the simple assertion that “Today is February the 24th” contains the assumption of the Western calendar, the nuance of British English and, of course, the expectation … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 2_5

Your post was fascinating, as it brought up many points of direct interest to me. I can imagine sharing a pleasant coffee (or something harder) with you discussing these. So, this response may be a touch eclectic. I remember when … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 2_4

On a personal note, I joined an Ed.D. course because I wasn’t willing to commit to a Ph.D. before knowing a lot about theory and methods. This course provides me the time and opportunity to investigate the state of the … Continue reading

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EDEV_504 Week 2_3

I read your post with interest. In particular, you make the point that different researchers view the same object from differing perspectives. If my interpretation is accurate you seem to be saying that the availability of multiple perspectives validates the … Continue reading

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