Category Archives: EdD General

Sacred plant medicines and other tangents

I had a pretty long meeting with David on Friday. We talked a bit about my thesis but the main point of the meeting was to discuss ideas about the workshop I did at the PESGB conference a couple of weeks … Continue reading

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Some notes on the EdD Colloquium

On Saturday 1 July, delegates from EdD programmes across the UK and beyond came to Oxford Brookes to present and discuss work in progress, and hear from keynote speakers on the theme of Academic Voices. Dr Felicity Fletcher-Campbell from the … Continue reading

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The good life?

I’ve not written much over midwinter, mainly because anything I write at this time of year sounds so morose and apathetic that people start to worry about me. But Spring is coming so here I am. I’ve been reading quite a … Continue reading

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#CPC15: A experiment in conversation

I spent the weekend up in Manchester volunteering with Counterfire and the People’s Assembly at Take Back Manchester; a series of protest events around the Conservative Party Conference. For me this had the potential to be much more than just … Continue reading

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Talking about conversation

I’m having a funny old summer. It feels like everything is shifting around me. There’s not much more worth saying about that, but it provides a vague picture of the unstable backdrop behind the reading that I’ve been doing to prepare for the … Continue reading

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Texts, triangles and getting into the minds of others (or not)

Aldridge, D (2013) The logical priority of the question: R. G Collingwood, philosophical hermeneutics and enquiry-based learning. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47 (1), pp71-85 I’ve been meaning to read this for a while as I’d picked up a vague … Continue reading

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My EdD thesis plan

It suddenly dawned on me on Monday, during an early morning run in Victoria Park, what I wanted to do for my thesis. The idea had in fact been gestating from the moment the General Election exit poll was broadcast four days earlier, when … Continue reading

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A principled approach to teacher accreditation?

I’ve been thinking about how to square my concerns about neoliberalism and performativity with the aspect of my role that measures teaching capability through the Professional Standards Framework. One train of thought is about the value to teachers of having the accreditation. … Continue reading

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The will to learn

I had an unexpectedly good time at the Ped-RIO pilot workshop in Birmingham on 20 March. The purpose of this session was to introduce an impact assessment resource for teacher CPD that had been developed by Plymouth University for the … Continue reading

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GLAD conference – thoughts on the purpose of higher education in Art & Design

I attended the Group for Learning & Teaching in Art & Design conference last week. It is the organisation’s 25th anniversary and the opening panel’s task was to reflect upon the change in art & design higher education over that … Continue reading

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