Category Archives: EDEV_501

EDEV_507 Week 2_3

Your research topic has many overlaps with my own, but you add a refreshingly different perspective. I wonder if part of the difference arises due to the fact that you operate in a multicultural environment while the Japanese one is … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 2_2

Thanks for responding so promptly. Rather than rely only on a professional translator for any survey or interview instrument I design, I plan to use the back translation method. The steps involved are: I write the instrument(s) in English. A … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 2_1

I’m finding the task of formulating question areas very challenging. Given the completely open field that characterises the state of ED in Japan, I’m faced with a myriad of possibilities: rather like a blank page when starting an article. Do … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 2 Initial Post

All research is ultimately as search for new knowledge. This newness should be useful to the general community, however that is defined, but essentially, the newness should be something that the researcher himself wants to know. My interest in epistemic … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 1_4

I read (only) the Bennis and O’Toole (2005) article. To sum up, and to check my understanding, its main argument centres on the destruction of the professional curriculum in B schools due to the priority placed on promotions based on … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 1_3

Thanks for your thought provoking response. I’d like to reply by arguing that the distinction between providing answers and generating more questions is a false dichotomy and by adding a (rather lengthy) note about a base standard of what counts … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 1_2

Thanks for your questions. They allow me to clarify my position, and as I said to my students in one of my writing classes today, “When you write, it is rare that you can express what you really mean the … Continue reading

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EDEV_507 Week 1_1

Thanks for presenting your articles in experiential learning (EL). It’s not a subject I know much about, so I expect over the coming weeks, I’ll get to learn quite a bit about EL through your postings. This will be rewarding. … Continue reading

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Mod 7 Week 1 Initial Post

Module 7 builds on Module 4 and continues the training in research methods. Arguably, this module is the single most critical one because of the expectation that successful doctoral candidates become independent researchers. Certainly, the module structure is different from … Continue reading

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EDEV_505 Week 7_Report

Note: I would not normally post the work of others. However, I drafted this report almost in its entirety. Team Report Educational leaders come in many kinds, but only those who are able to utilise the available information can become … Continue reading

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