I went to see Will Smith’s latest film I Am Legend yesterday with my brother-in-law Sean. I was expecting a bit of an action film and not have to think too much, but I was pleasantly surprised. It a rollicking good story with fantastic special effects – although obviously not as good as Beowulf which […]
BBC News reports that both the Children’s Minister and the NASUWT’s General Secretary of Teaching have urged parents to ensure Christmas toys stay at home. The latter, Chris Keates, is quoted as saying, “can be a real headache for teachers when they are trying to get everyone settled down to start learning. Teachers would be […]
I should know better than to do potentially disastrous things when I’m tired. But yet, at 10.45pm this evening I updated the firmware on my Nokia N95 and, guess what? I lost all of my contacts. So now I’m going to have to wait until people for whom Hannah hasn’t got the details get it […]
Eduspaces, where I previously hosted my Ed.D. blog, has given notice that it is shutting down. I have therefore moved my Ed.D. blog here, to edublogs.org. It was a fairly easy process: Download RSS feed from Eduspaces. Sign up for edublogs.org blog. Go to Options/Import in new blog. Browse and upload RSS feed from Eduspaces. […]
Inspired by Bredo’s diagrams in ‘Philosophies of Educational Research’ (within Handbook of Complementary Methods in Education Research – see previous post for reference), I’ve produced the following diagram. Hopefully it will help clarify my thinking when it comes to writing the methodology section of my thesis proposal: ?
I didn’t want to break my teaching.mrbelshaw.co.uk blogging hiatus, but I’ve been wondering why, over the last 24 hours, the whole world and his dog seems to be adding me as a friend on Pownce. For those who don’t know, Pownce is a Twitter-like social networking tool that allows you to send files and was […]
(click to enlarge) The demographic of Facebook is predominantly people in their late 20s/early 30s. One has to wonder what we’ll be discussing and how we’ll be interacting in, say 30-40 years’ time. Have a look at the image above. It made me chuckle. Original here on Flickr.
? There are two main philosophical traditions when it comes to research methodologies: positivism and constructivism. Positivism holds that the world is ‘out there’ waiting for us to discover it, whilst Constructivism holds that ‘facts’ are socially and psychologically constructed labels and descriptions we place upon the world as we experience it. All research methods […]
I was up at 5am again this morning working on my Ed.D.? It’s hard when it’s so dark and it’s the end of term… After looking at various research methodologies, I think I’m going to go for a combination of a hermenutic, philosophical and pragmatic approaches in the dialectical tradition. It could all end up […]
It’s all very well for those of us who are Google ninjas and can find pretty much anything that’s there on the Intertubes. However, spare a thought for those youngsters trying to complete their homework, becoming more and more befuddled when they search for Hannibal (enemy of Rome) and end up with Hannibal (serial killer). […]