Bringing ideas to life


  • Finding your writing flow

    How can doctoral students complete their theses timely? A number of factors facilitate timely completions including the availability of tailored feedback, a support network and being organised. These were highlighted in my recent enquiry with Hilary Burgess of what helps doctoral students

  • Reading theory: My nervous encounters with Actor Network Theory

    This week’s Edutalk broadcast was about my friend Anna Beck’s study of the Teaching Scotland’s Future report as policy implementation in real time.  It’s fascinating work; challenging too – a bit like trying to hit a moving target I imagine, but I know I won’t be alone

  • How young people understand social class

    This is another post linked to the event: BERA 2013 Conference: Social Theory and Education SIG papers – the paper is entitled: ‘Direct, Indirect and Relational: Social class Manifestations in Teenage Students’ Accounts’ Social class identity is an issue widely discussed by

  • Who am I? Bourdieu, cleft habitus and student identity construction

    This is the latest in a series of BERA2013 related blog posts – the title of the conference paper is:  ‘Who am I? Identity construction of mainland Chinese students in Hong Kong universities’. As a novice educational researcher struggling to grapple with Bourdieu’s