Posts Tagged: CHAT

The significance of context in qualitative research


As I have rewritten the contribution of my thesis to knowledge, one thing that came up as significant was the context of the study: Chile. I agree with Kumaravadivelu that “All pedagogy, like all politics, is local. To ignore local exigencies is to ignore

The significance of context in qualitative research


As I have rewritten the contribution of my thesis to knowledge, one thing that came up as significant was the context of the study: Chile. I agree with Kumaravadivelu that “All pedagogy, like all politics, is local. To ignore local exigencies is to ignore

52 weeks to submission!


My countdown has started! In 52 weeks I’ll be submitting my thesis!  So the time of pussy footing is over, and the real thing has started. Long hours of writing, editing and rewriting constitute my typical day and will be

52 weeks to submission!


My countdown has started! In 52 weeks I’ll be submitting my thesis!  So the time of pussy footing is over, and the real thing has started. Long hours of writing, editing and rewriting constitute my typical day and will be

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

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

Fieldwork!


Here I am in Chile to do my fieldwork. It is been 16 months since I started my PhD, and data collection is a crucial stage for my study. I have got 12 weeks to get the necessary data that

Fieldwork!


Here I am in Chile to do my fieldwork. It is been 16 months since I started my PhD, and data collection is a crucial stage for my study. I have got 12 weeks to get the necessary data that

What is the pedagogical Imperative?


Ten days ago I attended two courses as part of the UNSW summer school. The morning course was Classroom-based Research for Language Teachers by David Nunan and the afternoon course  was Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative by James Lantolf. The

What is the pedagogical Imperative?


Ten days ago I attended two courses as part of the UNSW summer school. The morning course was Classroom-based Research for Language Teachers by David Nunan and the afternoon course  was Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative by James Lantolf. The

The PhD experience


As I am preparing my Thesis Proposal Review. I have been reflecting not only about my tiny study and the challenges I have to overcome, but also about the entire Phd experience. I can see that it is a complex

The PhD experience


As I am preparing my Thesis Proposal Review. I have been reflecting not only about my tiny study and the challenges I have to overcome, but also about the entire Phd experience. I can see that it is a complex