This blog post was co-authored by Sue Thomas and Sue Monk How do schools conceptualise difference? How does this conceptualisation play out in terms of social justice? These questions were explored in a paper written by Sue Monk and her colleagues: Investigating ‘moment’ of student agency through a differentiated music curriculum The paper gives an … More Thinking about differentiation and social justice
Trying to grasp a concept take work. It’s the whole two steps forward one step back thing. Have you ever felt like you have finally have grasped an idea and then complexity is added, sending you backward? I don’t think the struggle ever ends. I don’t think the theorising ever ends either. But, at some … More Intersecting the private-public debate in education research
I work in a School of Education as a teacher educator and researcher in the broad field of sociology of education. When I was doing my own doctoral studies, many years ago, I was part of several research and discussion groups. The purpose of these groups was to share and discuss theoretical ideas by reading … More My Take on the ‘Experiment’
The question – Where are you from? – seems innocent. I have been asked this question many times. And I always answer by saying: the name of the rural town. The next question I always get asked is: No where are you really from? I am stubborn, so I persist with my answer and repeat … More Activist Research
Okay. Deep breath. Brace. I can do this. This is not difficult. I can write. I know I can write. I am an author – a published author of an academic tome no less. That would be my book staring back at me from up there on the bookshelf? Unsettling Research. Yep. That’s its. There’s … More The reluctant blogger
So where are the blogs? In my first post, I promised a variety of educators a platform for expressing their vision to the world. I believe I was inspiring. The feedback I have had from colleagues has me motivated. The blog was shared more than any other I’ve written. But where are the blogs? Shouldn’t they … More What are your concerns about being an academic blogger?
I spend quite a bit of time on Twitter and weblog social media curating and discussing people’s ideas, trialing my own, and thinking about how social media is used in education. Not just schools, but also higher education and academia. There are many advocates for the usefulness of education technology (search #edtech). In fact many wonder why … More Thoughts about online pedagogy: Can #edtech help inclusive classrooms?