While the election campaign was going on, I found it increasingly difficult to decipher the truth. Claims are made all over the place without any backup. I think it is dangerous for the people reading and listening who may not have the skills to critically question things. We put our trust in various sources, perhaps erroneously, to … Continue reading Says who?
After writing the post Blogging and Identity, I shared the link to the post on my twitter account which was a bit nerve-wracking. In that post, I described the feelings of vulnerability that come with putting your thoughts and opinions online and sharing it on twitter invited even more potential readers. It was an interesting experience after … Continue reading Becoming Connected
My response to Lori's blog post: Trust the Process Original post can be found here: http://lorikreflecting.blogspot.ca/2015/08/trust-process.html#comment-form I have really enjoyed reading Lori's blog and this one in particular resonated with me. Incidentally, prior to residency "resonate" would not have been part of my every day vocabulary but it has somehow become part of my repertoire when it … Continue reading Responding to Blogs
I thought I understood learning theory before I began this course. I mean, I was a teacher after all? When I pulled out my readings on the plane on July 6th I didn't know what to expect and I'll admit that I was a bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of reading to be done. … Continue reading Looking back at LRNT 501
Being comfortable expressing my opinions on a blog under my actual name is daunting. It feels very vulnerable to put my thoughts, beliefs and ideas out there for public consumption and potential criticism. Having said that, I know that criticism and debate will continue to be a part of my academic and professional life. However, on a … Continue reading Blogging and Identity
I used to think I had some awareness of what my beliefs were about learning and knowledge but the truth is, I only had a vague idea of what these works meant in relation to my teaching. I am now beginning to understand what my beliefs are and I can already see the potential implications … Continue reading The Evolving Educator
I am no longer intimidated by research. I am still confused at times and overwhelmed but not intimidated. I like reading articles and knowing that I can provide back up for my beliefs or opinions. My ideas become grounded with theories, however messy that might get. The analogy that Elizabeth uses of, "What are the … Continue reading I think I might learn to like you, Research!
I have been thinking a lot about research and possible research questions as I continue with my readings for both LRNT 501 and LRNT 502. I liked Lori's blog post titled, "A research topic already?" and definitely understand where she is coming from. Her first line is, "What? - I’m supposed to be thinking about … Continue reading So what’s your research question?
epistemology noun | epis·te·mol·o·gy | \i-ˌpis-tə-ˈmä-lə-jē : the study or a theory of the nature and grounds of knowledge especially with reference to its limits and validity
The world cafe was a really great experience and a fantastic opportunity to speak with and share ideas with a variety of people in a short period of time. There were so many aspects of the afternoon that were thought provoking and it was fun to have a graphic facilitator recording our ideas as we … Continue reading World Cafe, Technology and Future Leaders in Education