Waar ik nu over nadenk …

Voor de nieuwsbrief van de OGO Academie schreef ik wat mij op dit moment bezig hield voor de rubriek ‘Onderzoeker in beeld’. Deze rubriek gaat over de relatie tussen wetenschap en onderwijspraktijk via de onderzoekers. Tot nu toe waren dat onderzoekers aan de universiteit (Chiel, Michalis en Marjolein). Als lerarenopleider aan een hogeschool zie ik mezelf weliswaar ook als onderzoeker, maar vooral als een intermediair tussen wetenschap en praktijk. Of, in recente cultuurhistorische termen van Bakker en Akkerman (2012): een bruggenbouwer op de grens tussen theorie en praktijk.

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Exiting first classes!

Wow, that was exiting! I really enjoyed the first day as a teacher P.E. again. It’s good to know that my repertoire is still there when I need to improvise. It is nice to feel that my interaction with adolescents ‘works’ in a way that I can get to the end of a lesson without much pushing and pulling. However, I do have a lot to practice again and find the didactics to create a more fluent class. That is, that one activity leads naturally to the other without plenary stops in between.
Now, did I already get inspired to extend the set up my research? Not really, since I am still to busy teaching. What I do know is that it has to do something with the planning of the lessons and choosing the ‘right’ activities in the classes and the subsequent pedagogy to go along with it. So, something with the ‘goal circle’ and working in the zone of proximal development in P.E.. I probably need theory on identity and physical development to create a adequate theoretical framework, since CHAT is to ‘general’ and holistic to be practical in my classes.

Personal academic narrative

Following the process of my practitioner research, I will share my thoughts, theoretical framing, methodological choices, analyses and hopefully my final conclusions in a narrative on this blog. Simply because research is for sharing and a narrative might inspire more than reporting ‘objectively’. Moreover, I ‘d especially like to share my personal but academic perspective on things along the way. That’s something very different than claiming whatever my research will show. Obviously I will elaborate on that in later posts.Continue reading