Monthly Archives: Sep 2016

EDEV_505 Week 7_2

If an organisation wishes to encourage triple-loop learning according to Tosey, Visser and Saunders’s (2011) interpretation of Bateson’s third order learning, most, if not all, aspects of an organisation may be considered as a type of evidence. A serious level … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 7_1

It’s interesting that graduate students in psychology don’t engage in inter-student counselling. One would have thought that the chance to practice would be exciting, just as in my own graduate studies in music, we students always formed groups with each … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 6_2

Thanks for your questions. I am not familiar with the notion of a pathway. How does this differ from streaming? (Just to keep the conversation clear and I think that we’re on the same page here anyway, streaming in this … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 6_1

Because of my recent job change, I find myself in a bit of a bind regarding the tasks for this week. I had selected in week 2 an issue that currently affects my present job, but I was not in … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 3_3

You ask some very intriguing questions about my teaching context. To answer them all fully would take a monograph, and as this week is about policy, I’ll try to relate my answer to the limited scope of how policy effects … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 3_2

When educators create policies to address and promote student educational goals, interests and needs (GIN), the policies are based on data, assumptions, or other evidence that was generated through consultation with students or they are based on projected GINs derived … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 3_1

Kurt Lewin gave us these two inspirational sentiments: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory.” “If you want truly to understand something, try to change it.” (Van Vliet, 2013) As theory underpins all social science research (Gray, 2004; … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 2_6

Your third point about student employability raises questions about the nature of vocational and general study. Yesterday, the OECD blog (van de Werfhorts, Forster & Bol, 2016) addressed the question that if vocationally trained students have a head-start on career opportunities, might they lose out … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 2_5

Thanks for this resource. It points to a digital future of education in which the learning experience reflects the digital natives’ expectations, needs and predilections in the new age. Being an in-house publication for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 2_4

Your experience of globalisation has been a positive and powerful one. That you could develop your outlook to include an international perspective was evident in your successful publishing experiences. Congratulations! You will note that I used both ‘globalisation’ and ‘international’ … Continue reading

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