Category: Lectures and Tutorials

A reflective summary of the video lectures, tutorials and skype discussions that take place during the course of this MA.

Making sense of Symposium 1

Okay, this has definitely been LONG overdue. Symposium 1 happened last week! and I only just now managed to sit down to reflect upon what occurred. But it is not as though I was idling that time away, I have been working on all the aspects I previously mentioned in my post Pause which will help me get steadily nearer to my academic and professional goals. So let’s get down to it. Reflections on Symposium 1 as per the Lawrence Wilke’s model: Remember: If I think back to what stood out for me in the second half of the symposium (which was …

Notes on USEFUL TALKS 1 — On blogs and reflective learning

Lecture by course leader Jonathan Kearney Date: October 16th 2017 Jonathan began his lecture with a quote (Race 2006) about how reflection is an integral part of the learning process. When we reflect upon our experiences and learnings we are able to adjust our existing frames of reference and internalise and personalise that learning. Essentially, reflection is not limited to WHAT you have done but WHO you were when you did it. Reflection tries to encapsulate the process of CHANGE. When did change occur, how and how fast and what was the pivotal moment that caused you to change your perceptions upon reflection? So why is reflection important? For …

Symposium 1

Objects and spaces can tell a story as well as any person can. In fact, like in Daphne Du Maurier’s “Rebecca”, interactions in the surroundings can illustrate a character more thoroughly than the presence of the character itself. Human expression is no doubt very impactful; the reason why portraits can be so mesmerizing. But I feel inspired by the challenge of capturing a tale in letters, objects, textures and colors. I want to capture that nuance of a feeling that makes us attribute a personality to an empty chair, or memories to a landscape. I want to capture that stream …

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