Category Archives: PhD experience

Doing research that matters?


As a PhD student I have been advised so many times that it is necessary and a must to participate in conferences to do networking, get to know what it is out there in the field, to meet your bibliography

Doing research that matters?


As a PhD student I have been advised so many times that it is necessary and a must to participate in conferences to do networking, get to know what it is out there in the field, to meet your bibliography

I am in limbo


According to the Oxford Dictionary to be in limbo is to be in an intermediate or transitional state. Not only that, but from a theological perspective, to be in limbo means to be in a place outside hell and heaven. This is where I feel I am at

I am in limbo


According to the Oxford Dictionary to be in limbo is to be in an intermediate or transitional state. Not only that, but from a theological perspective, to be in limbo means to be in a place outside hell and heaven. This is where I feel I am at

It is time to submit!


I thought the valley of shit was over last year as I finally managed to write my thesis. Little I knew that there was still a lot to come. I guess I will understand more about the whole process in a few

It is time to submit!


I thought the valley of shit was over last year as I finally managed to write my thesis. Little I knew that there was still a lot to come. I guess I will understand more about the whole process in a few

What are doctoral supervisors for? A personal view


Originally posted on Nick Hopwood:
The posts I’ve done recently on supervision (10 ways to annoy your supervisors, and the guest response on how to be a crappy supervisor), have been popular. So I thought I’d follow up with a…

What are doctoral supervisors for? A personal view


Originally posted on Nick Hopwood:
The posts I’ve done recently on supervision (10 ways to annoy your supervisors, and the guest response on how to be a crappy supervisor), have been popular. So I thought I’d follow up with a…

Can complex ideas be communicated in 3 minutes?


As a PhD student in OZ  I have been encouraged to participate in a competition called the 3M thesis. This competition is for PhD students and consists of  a 3Minute presentation of your thesis  to a lay audience. This competition

Can complex ideas be communicated in 3 minutes?


As a PhD student in OZ  I have been encouraged to participate in a competition called the 3M thesis. This competition is for PhD students and consists of  a 3Minute presentation of your thesis  to a lay audience. This competition

From a topic to a thesis. The return!


It is been more than a month that I wrote my last post about my struggle towards an argument for my thesis. Well, I still haven’t resolved the issue, but I am working on it. This time I am doing

From a topic to a thesis. The return!


It is been more than a month that I wrote my last post about my struggle towards an argument for my thesis. Well, I still haven’t resolved the issue, but I am working on it. This time I am doing

Why do I blog?


On Friday I was one panelist at  a seminar on blogging at CEDAM. It was a very interesting conversation about blogging, types of blogs, and various uses. I was asked my motivation to write blogs and as  a blogger this is my

Why do I blog?


On Friday I was one panelist at  a seminar on blogging at CEDAM. It was a very interesting conversation about blogging, types of blogs, and various uses. I was asked my motivation to write blogs and as  a blogger this is my

To be or not to be… a researcher?


To be or not to be… a researcher. That´s the question! identity issues? Well, as part of the PhD experience I have definitively been crafting a new identity: an identity which represents the practices and self of being  a learner, an academic, and a researcher.

To be or not to be… a researcher?


To be or not to be… a researcher. That´s the question! identity issues? Well, as part of the PhD experience I have definitively been crafting a new identity: an identity which represents the practices and self of being  a learner, an academic, and a researcher.

Understanding a very complex activity!


I have been a teacher  of English for fifteen years. I have been a teacher educator for ten years. I have been engaged in the activities of learning how to teach, teaching English and teaching  how to teach for a

Understanding a very complex activity!


I have been a teacher  of English for fifteen years. I have been a teacher educator for ten years. I have been engaged in the activities of learning how to teach, teaching English and teaching  how to teach for a

Back to …!


I did it! After struggling with the writing, the poster layout and so forth. I managed to present my poster at the AARE conference successfully. It was very self  assuring and inspiring. The discussions with other academics challenged my views,

Back to …!


I did it! After struggling with the writing, the poster layout and so forth. I managed to present my poster at the AARE conference successfully. It was very self  assuring and inspiring. The discussions with other academics challenged my views,