The panel experience and advice for future candidates

PANEL_PRESENTATION_JUNE_2010   On June 22nd I presented my research proposal to the PhD panel with the title of my proposal being ‘Teachers in transition: a case study of EAP teachers’ applications of blended learning approaches before, during, and after a series of teacher training workshops.’ The research proposal itself was submitted to the panel on 11th June (eleven days in […]

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Doing Research Multilingually: the Durham seminar

This two-day, exploratory seminar finally took place on 7th and 8th July in the School of Education at the University of Durham. It was, in keeping with the ‘exploratory’ character of the discussions, a small event. Here is a list of participants and their contact emails. In some ways, the topic of this seminar can be understood to be a subset of the following, somewhat broader […]

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A new CALL journal

Gary (Motteram) is involved – as the editor for a special issue of the journal developing the coverage in the recent IATEFL Pre-Conference Event he co-ordinated -with this new journal which may be of interest to the more tech-oriented amongst you: International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching (IJCALLT) The mission of the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and […]

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Juup Stelma and researcher competence

…. a recent researcher competence article by our LTE colleague Juup Stelma in which he presents an ecological model of developing researcher competence, with a particular focus on doctoral students’ use of research software: “An ecological model of developing researcher competence: the case of software technology in doctoral research”, Instructional Science More information here on the article. The term researcher competence is […]

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Ethics approval experiences

This is a discussion thread about this increasingly visible and robust part of the doctoral experience, i.e. ethics approval. Being ethical has always been important as a researcher but now the approval process is becoming more evident. So, perhaps it is time to start sharing our ethical approval experiences? To start the ball rolling, here (no longer active) is what a former Counselling […]

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Qualitative Research journals

To continue in a more generalised way the specific lead given by the earlier prompt regarding narrative journals, below I copy Tanya’s suggestion about an interesting qualitative research journal and perhaps we could add new items to this list as they occur to us? International Journal of Qualitive Studies in Education  – of which Tanya writes: “QSE is quite high brow, […]

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QI Revisited

To see the paper I gave at QI 2010, click here.   It can be a mistake to go back…Last year I attended the Fifth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (QI 2009) at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and was refreshed, energised and motivated by the genuine inclusivity of the conference and the engagement with issues of social justice […]

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Narrative journals

Having just been to the Narrative Matters 2010 conference, I am reminded of the following journals which may be useful for those narratively-inclined: Narrative Inquiry Narrative Works: Issues, Investigations, & Interventions — a new online, open-access, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinaryjournal committed to exploring the complex role of narrative in countless aspects of human life. This is a new venture from the Centre for Interdisciplinary […]

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