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"Aye, it's delicious, but that's no' how y' make porridge!" Personal writing for learning in a science education PhD

Hanrahan, Mary U., Cooper, Thomas J., & Burroughs-Lange, Sue (1995) "Aye, it's delicious, but that's no' how y' make porridge!" Personal writing for learning in a science education PhD. In Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) Conference, November, 1995, Hobart, Tasmania.

Abstract

This paper reports on a particular approach to doing a doctorate in which the first author has used personal writing to increase the relevance, autonomy and quality of her learning and to allow her to present her study, her personal reactions to the study and the experiences that have led her to the study in one thesis. The personal writing consisted of reflective and critical journal and letter writing through which Mary dealt with the affective, social and moral factors she believed to be an integral part of deep learning in a social science. The paper describes how, as well as having consequences for her research on improving autonomy, motivation and learning in Year 8 science students, this has led her to present her PhD thesis on two levels: science education and narrative.

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ID Code: 1113
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: journal writing, PhD, research methodology, writing, research, learning
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500) > Literary Studies not elsewhere classified (200599)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LANGUAGE STUDIES (200300) > Language Studies not elsewhere classified (200399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > PHILOSOPHY (220300) > Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition) (220314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > PHILOSOPHY (220300) > Epistemology (220304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1995 Australian Association for Research in Education
Deposited On: 19 May 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:24

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