Category Archives: PhD

Watch your step with slogans and catchphrases

One facet of my PhD is looking at how the narratives of my participants reflect their professional identity. Alongside the narratives of lived experience, I am finding that  there are a lot of what Georgakopoulou (2006) refers to as ‘small … Continue reading

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PhD passion and pragmatism

During the “How to Survive your PhD” MOOC, in the discussion on Curiosity, a topic came up that raised my hackles a bit. The question was raised of how to generate passion in students who just wanted to “do what’s required and … Continue reading

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How not to be an instant expert

An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don’t. Although the Internet has changed our information landscape, the definition of education provided … Continue reading

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Chasing squirrels

I am extremely easily distracted. It may even be my superpower. I have scattered and skittish ideas and a short attention span. I used to call it my goldfish brain, but as I am currently living in the US, chasing squirrels seems … Continue reading

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