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Limitations

Limitations

While there are many strengths to my research, I recognize it is also not without limitations. In this post I discuss several potential limitations to my work, in terms of both method and outcome. Method .      My data collection involves mining the “collective intelligence” (Jenkins,... [+]

Learning from my garden

Learning from my garden

I grow a garden in my backyard every year, and every year I am taught new things from it. In observing my vegetables and fruit trees this year, I’ve witnessed several truisms of life in general that can be applied to pedagogy, which best amplify... [+]

Summer 2013 update

Summer 2013 update

It’s midsummer already, and a lot is in motion. I thought I would take a moment to report on progress so far and to reflect on the whole dissertation process. .     After having my research proposal approved in January, I felt disburdened and revitalized... [+]

An IEP for everyone

An IEP for everyone

In a documentary about creativity, I would be remiss if I did not discuss individualized approaches in education. Creativity is as diverse and unique as are people. It’s a wonder and a shame then that mainstream schooling is served in a one-size-fits-all framework, as this... [+]

The value of ambiguity

The value of ambiguity

Something I have always loved about art is that it resonates in naturally unpredictable and diverse ways. When something is “in the eye of the beholder,” interpretation and subjectivity are in play. These moments, I believe, are conducive to rich pedagogy, as this post will... [+]

Teachers' duty of agency

Teachers’ duty of agency

In my interpretation, agency is an embedded responsibility within the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession. In this blog I discuss the wording of these standards from the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and the understanding I glean from it. .    The Standards of Practice... [+]