Here are the highlights of the conference.
The Lived Experience of a Doctoral Student: The Process of Learning and Becoming. Betina Callary
This was one of my favorite presentation.
Betina presented her lifelong learning perspective, through a reflective self-study. She shared her process of learning throughout her PhD degree. She used Jarvis (2009) concept of biography, which is part of the theory of human learning. Basically, we are in a state of constantly becoming :
We are constructing our own biography whenever we learn – whilst we live our biography is an unfinished product constantly undergoing change and development – either through experiences that we self-initiate or else through experiences which are initiated by others. (Jarvis, 2009, p. 25)
She explained how she followed Louie et al. (2003) three phases of the self-study methodology:
- the assessment phase : why you want to engage in a critique of yourself?
- the implementation phase : explore different issues about yourself with a journal
- the dissemination phase : contribute to the academic discourse by sharing your result
You can read her article here : http://www.nova.edu/ssss/QR/QR17/callary.pdf
Glaze, J. (2002). Ph.D. study and the use of a reflective diary: A dialogue with self. Reflective Practice, 3(2), 153-166.
Jarvis, P. (2009). Learning to be a person in society. London, UK: Routledge.
Louie, B. Y., Drevdahl, D. J., Purdy, J. M., & Stackman, R. W. (2003). Advancing the scholarship of teaching through collaborative self-study. The Journal of Higher Education, 74(2), 150-171.
Moon, J. (2006). Learning journals: A handbook for reflective practice and professional development (2nd ed.). London, UK: Routledge.
With Design in Mind: The E-Interview Research Framework. Janet Salmons
The E-Interview Research Framework (Salmons, 2012) is a tool for analyzing a study’s research design, ethical issues and approach for using text-based, visual or virtual world communications technologies to collect data with interviews and related observations. The E-Interview Research Framework includes eight interrelated categories of key questions and steps that can help a researcher think through and plan an e-interview study This session will introduce the Framework and invite participants.
A new metaphor for the researcher position : The gardener
I was familiar with the 2 metaphors by Kvale (2007). He suggested that researchers may act as either miners (knowledge collection) who dig the data from participants, or as travelers (knowledge construction)who journey with participants.
Salmons (2010) suggest that we may use the metaphor of the gardener: because we may need to do some digging, some cultivating, and some weeding.
Kvale, Steiner. (2007). Doing interviews. Thousand Oaks: Sage.
Salmons, Janet E. (2010). Online Interviews in Real Time. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
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TPACK – TECHNOLOGICAL PEDAGOGICAL CONTENT KNOWLEDGE
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Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) is a framework that identifies the knowledge teachers need to teach effectively with technology. The TPACK framework extends Shulman’s idea of Pedagogical Content Knowledge.