You’re reading a blog about a PhD student’s thoughts during a doctoral project, where the main purpose is to try to understand preservice teachers’ learning processes through their initial teacher education
This week I finally finished my essay in Theory of Science, with the title “Theoretical and practical knowledge in teacher education”. I must admit that it has been a difficult paper to write. I have however learned a lot through the writing process (much of it thanks to Crotty’s book about the Foundations of Social Research). The purpose of the essay was twofold. Continue reading
The Vygotskian sledgehammer is an expression I first heard from my research colleague at Stockholm University, Peter Emsheimer. We have conducted similar studies in our teacher education programs, and the Vygotskian sledgehammer pretty much sums up one of our most important common findings. It means that all the way through teacher education, Vygotsky always “wins”. This was specifically pointed out by one of the students. Continue reading
After a hectic time packing up our stuff in Sydney and using almost two weeks saying goodbye to a lot of people we’ve met during the last nine months, I am now sitting at the beach front in Vanuatu. I have been wondering how to organise the next two weeks and inspired by the comic belowI think I’ll let this be my conclusion: I’ll close my laptop and get my kindle and a glass of red wine.
- PhD: soap opera or roller coaster ride?
- Pomodoro Technique part II: Inspired but not addicted
- Reducing stress and disappointments with the Pomodoro technique
- Book suggestion: The Coding Manual for Qualitative Researchers
- Who turned on the light? – about conference strategies
- Why does Teacher Education get so little credit?
- Transcribing to refill the brain
- Back in the climbing wall
- To be in flow; How to finish you PhD part II?