It is not necessary to force the platypus into any category, except as a matter of convenience. And when we do force the fit, we reduce opportunities for learning about the reality that is actually there.

Schein, 1993

In/Visible

One of the things that has evolved as part of my explorations of the third space is a photographic exhibition – a series of portraits of third space staff. Several paths led to this particular Read more…

Defining a third space

There’s been a long history of talking about and claiming the third space in the learning design/academic development neck of the higher education woods, and some in other spheres too, but in my observations to Read more…

Twittering landscape

Kandinsky, he says. Paul Klee, I’m sure. They’re making the first pictures ever made of it. A whole new landscape painting. They’re picturing the view from inside of the eye, but precisely when the migraine Read more…

Emotions

TIL: emotions are just sensory feelings that we have all agreed to put a taxonomy around…! Who knew?

How to get stories

The problem I have found with qualitative inquiry and specifically narrative inquiry is that it turns out you can’t just ask people questions. There’s a huge amount of groundwork involved in intentionally crafting a conceptual Read more…