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On observations: 4 approaches from Harry Wolcott

I’ve been reading Harry Wolcott’s book “Transforming Qualitative Data” (Sage, 1994) and have really enjoyed the chapters on observation. Wolcot takes more of an ethnographic stance on observation than I do, but there is much to ponder in what he … Continue reading

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Hierarchical focusing in interviews

Tomlinson, P. (1989). Having it both ways: hierarchical focusing as research interview method.¬†British Educational Research Journal,¬†15(2), 155-176.   I am steadily working through methodology issues from my review and have submitted a more extended piece of writing on it for … Continue reading

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Teacher Education, Teachers’ Work group

I’m just back from doing a talk at Glasgow University to the TETW group about Learning Rounds. I was very flattered to be asked and the interest was considerable, if attendance at these workshops counts as a reliable indicator. The … Continue reading

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final stages…..

This blog was born for the purposes of my M.Ed. assignment, as a reflective journal to document my learning and reflections along the way. I can’t say that I have been the most attentive curator, especially in recent times when … Continue reading

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Understanding teacher agency: The importance of relationships

Priestley, M., Biesta, G.J.J. & Robinson, S. (2012). Understanding teacher agency: The importance of relationships. A paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, Canada, 13-17 April 2012 This paper is really interesting and reinforces … Continue reading

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Education Scotland Learning Week

One thing to be celebrated: Education Scotland (where I work for the time being until February) organised a Learning Week for all staff. This, I think, is a great concept. A proramme was devised which was made up of sessions … Continue reading

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One today!

Happy birthday! it’s been exactly a year since this blog was born. As I said, it is a quiet wee blog, it doesn’t get huge traffic but it serves its purpose to be my sounding board and reflective journal for … Continue reading

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