On the presumption that the dynamic flux of ecological and social complexities cannot be well understood from an outside view…
Location: Old Fire Station, Woods Hole MA, USA
New Dates May 2017, 8am Sat 27 – 2.30pm TUES 30
In this FOUR-day workshop participants will create spaces, interactions, and support in formulating plans to extend our own projects of inquiry and engagement around “intersecting processes.” More info
Let me share the ambitious writing plan I formulated during a workshop last October, given the need I see to feel generative not only reactive when making one’s work and life in the turbulent politics of the USA today. Continue reading
A tension that has arisen often in conversations between my co-instructor and I and myself as we prepared for an upcoming course in life science, gender, and race, texts… – by tension I don’t mean something that is a disagreement or even something that has to be resolved, indeed perhaps the essence of co-teaching is that there are tensions to be played out in real time. The tension is that she understands that we cannot assign hundreds of pages to be read each week and still follow the project-based learning (PBL) process, yet she knows how much her scholarship and her teaching revolves around very close reading of texts.
Close reading makes me think about tensions in my own work. I know how much I get by puzzling out the structure of arguments. Sometimes this is drawn from examining the scene setting at the start of an article and the…
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Here are some quick reflections and questions about Situational Analysis (SA), a qualitative research approach based on grounded theory (Clarke 2005).
Central to SA are maps of the complexity of considerations, social worlds, relationships, and positions. The goal is to capture the situation as it is experienced and relevant to the people working and living in it. A key tension is how much theory informs the way the researcher identifies and conceptualizes what goes into the maps in contrast to how much theory and concepts emerge from the analysis. Continue reading