Posts Tagged: PhD experience

Certain about uncertainty!


Well, here I am enjoying spring in Canberra, just awesome!  While I  dream of being out there lying down under a beautiful wattle , I try to focus and keep developing my methodology. Well, though my project has taken shape

Certain about uncertainty!


Well, here I am enjoying spring in Canberra, just awesome!  While I  dream of being out there lying down under a beautiful wattle , I try to focus and keep developing my methodology. Well, though my project has taken shape

I’m a PhD candidate!


Yesterday I did my Thesis proposal review presentation and everything went all right. I was able to explain the research project, the underlying theories and the context. I even explained Engestrom’s triangular representation. I received lots of congratulations, comments, suggestions

I’m a PhD candidate!


Yesterday I did my Thesis proposal review presentation and everything went all right. I was able to explain the research project, the underlying theories and the context. I even explained Engestrom’s triangular representation. I received lots of congratulations, comments, suggestions

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

the PhD tribe!


These weeks I have been preparing my thesis proposal review (TPR) which  will be held in August. The TPR consists of  a seminar in which you present your research to the community of your center and special guests. This presentation

the PhD tribe!


These weeks I have been preparing my thesis proposal review (TPR) which  will be held in August. The TPR consists of  a seminar in which you present your research to the community of your center and special guests. This presentation

Bush bashing my way through my PhD


Today I submitted my work plan for this year to my supervisors for their approval. The meeting was pretty straightforward , we followed my proposal and discussed some issues regarding travel grants, ethics application, and data collection instruments. After the meeting, I felt in

Bush bashing my way through my PhD


Today I submitted my work plan for this year to my supervisors for their approval. The meeting was pretty straightforward , we followed my proposal and discussed some issues regarding travel grants, ethics application, and data collection instruments. After the meeting, I felt in

Step by Step


After two weeks of wandering about how to go on with the readings without being out of focus, and get my PhD done, I have talked to other students, other professors and my supervisor and after that I arrived to

Step by Step


After two weeks of wandering about how to go on with the readings without being out of focus, and get my PhD done, I have talked to other students, other professors and my supervisor and after that I arrived to

Mind Map EFL teacher education in Chile


I feel a bit uncomfortable about the changes and turns of the focus of my study. I started having in mind the design & implementation of a blended model to preservice teachers of English in Chile;. then I moved into the use of technology to transform the learning experience

Mind Map EFL teacher education in Chile


I feel a bit uncomfortable about the changes and turns of the focus of my study. I started having in mind the design & implementation of a blended model to preservice teachers of English in Chile;. then I moved into the use of technology to transform the learning experience

The experience of learning English as a foreign language in the process of becoming teachers of English-the Chilean case


These last weeks I have been reading about research, research methods, foundations of research, epistemology , types of research in the social sciences, etc. I’ve been diving into an ocean of unclear waters for me. These readings have made me wonder about the type of research I

The experience of learning English as a foreign language in the process of becoming teachers of English-the Chilean case


These last weeks I have been reading about research, research methods, foundations of research, epistemology , types of research in the social sciences, etc. I’ve been diving into an ocean of unclear waters for me. These readings have made me wonder about the type of research I

Enjoying the luxury of being a full time PhD student …


Before coming to Australia I had a very different idea of what I wanted to research on and how I will do it. I had planned to design a blended model to learn English for preservice teachers in Chile. I

Enjoying the luxury of being a full time PhD student …


Before coming to Australia I had a very different idea of what I wanted to research on and how I will do it. I had planned to design a blended model to learn English for preservice teachers in Chile. I

Research focus


I have enrolled as a full time Phd student  a week ago at ANU. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions since I started.I’m thrilled to do my research, but I’m kind of anxious and a bit insecure about my skills

Research focus


I have enrolled as a full time Phd student  a week ago at ANU. It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions since I started.I’m thrilled to do my research, but I’m kind of anxious and a bit insecure about my skills