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Critical Realism: A Philosophy in search of a Method?

I have now completed the essay for the second module on the EdD programme. Once again, I needed to write a 4000 word essay and I chose a topic that I knew next to nothing about: critical realism. The essay was in the context on how critical realism could enhance our understanding of educational knowledge […]

Week 4: The Postmodern Prometheus #edcmooc

We have reached the final leg of Block 2 of the course, Week 4, which is entitled “Refining the human”. The course tutors have suggested that we turn our attention to those “perspectives which focus on how technology works to re-define what constitutes ‘the human’ – for better or worse – and what that might […]

We’ll meet the meat #edcmooc

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man […]

Week 3: The threat to the human condition #edcmooc

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special –┬áProf Stephen Hawking, Der Spiegel, 17.10.1988 We have now reached half-way-house as we enter Block 2 which asks the question: “what does it mean to be […]