This is my first foray into sharing my doctoral journey, specifically through my decision to share my 5-10 minutes a day of writing about my process and thinking as per my program’s recommendations in our current module (and which I discussed here and here). I hope that reflecting aloud may be helpful for others who are considering this for themselves—either as a model for what can be done, or as a suggestion for what to avoid (the challenges or the process of sharing here itself).
I have to begin thinking about my research ideas for this module, which is entitled Development of Professional Practice. I really like this concept, and think it is more than fitting that I am developing this practice, and exploring it in my own life, here, where my colleagues (both current and future) can join me on the journey.
As I am beginning to formulate my ideas for this mini-project (around 3800 words, +/- 10%), I am going to consider some of the concepts that interest me, as I think some brainstorming is in order:
- identity and learning
- autoethnographic inquiry (both as a researcher and as studied in others who engage in this)
- exploring various personal identities, and the transition from one to another
- transformative learning
- reflective practice related to constructivist / critical frameworks
- individual identity development and self-definition within communities of practice
- juggling of identities as a process of personal learning
Will have to play around with these, and see what feedback my cohort offers.