Tag Archives: reflection

A Researcher’s Experience of Social Media!

Alli Coyle Recently I attended a seminar with Inger Mewburn (@thesiswhisperer) where she talked about blogging and twitter for academics.  When I got home that evening, I set about “re-branding” my blog and twitter identity.  As a researcher, I’ve been blogging since I started my PhD; I got into twitter a bit later once I returned from […]

New York’s Not My Home: on self-reflection and the dialogue between students and personal tutors

Robert Chmielewski  “Things were spinning around me And all my thoughts were cloudy And I had begun to doubt all the things that were me” (‘New York’s Not My Home’ by Jim Croce) These are Jim Croce’s reflections on his time in 1970’s New York where he tried so hard to make it big.  Luckily […]

A symposium, a song and an invitation

Daphne Loads    What does the term ‘neoliberal university’ mean to you? I understand it as an accusation that ‘the market’ is now at the heart of many institutions, with no regard for other values that have been displaced or ruled out.  So all around us we see less public funding for higher education, more precarious […]

‘Taming the wild profusion of existing things’: using categories in learning

Daphne Loads I’ve been thinking a lot lately about putting things in categories and then questioning those categories, and how important both these processes are in learning and teaching.  In this spirit I had a look at Borges’ taxonomy of animals (in Foucault, 1970) supposedly taken from the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge.  According to […]