Sunday, 6 November 2016

Second Group Skype...Nov 6

The second conversations today during the group Skype chats were largely around data, gathering, sorting, analysing, managing...finding links between things (themes, experiences, literature) and being OK with 'things' not having to fit neatly into pre-defined pockets.

Sam is going to talk more in her blog about the dialogue between external influences and internal processes in dance.

Tammy was interested in discussing further embodiment and how our perspectives may challenge existing systems.

Tara is going to follow on our discussions today around assumptions and the assumptions we hold as/about dancers in particular.

Davis will talk about his current thinking around translation, perception, the recognition of differences and similarities in our practices, in our learning as a global community.

Alanna will follow-up discussions we began in the call around the need to make choices in our selection of data, of experiences in order to find/reveal relevance and make meaningful the intentions of our research.

Great to be a part of discussions today, look forward to furthering these through the blogs ...

First Skype call...Nov 6...

Some good discussions from those of you able to join the first call today around Experiential Learning, the value of it, how we might articulate it, the balance between reflection, critical judgement and personal narratives, the role of literature and theory and its relationship with our experiences...

Maïté is going to blog her thoughts around finding the balance between personal narrative and reflective practice in writing the AOL essays.

Becky spoke about possible ways of illustrating the AOL claims and will blog around the notions of not having to prove yourself and what you've done, but fleshing out the writing of the AOL claim and the different shapes the 'evidence' might take.

Barbara will write about the way she feels literature has been inspiring her journey through this module and guiding her thoughts and reflections.

Samantha has been intrigued by the theories of learning, (Kolb, Gibbs...) and will talk about these in relation to her teaching/learning practice.

Parimala wants to talk about the moment of re-addressing balance in the AOLs and the use of the literature within these, integrating theory with practice.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Group Skype -Sunday Nov 6

Please do make every effort to join with the AM (1100 UK time) or PM (1700 UK time) group Skype conversations this coming Sunday Nov 6.

I will be making the call to join you all up in conversations- I am not connected with all of on Skype -


My Skype address is helen.kindred2

We suggested at the end of the Skype calls last month that you each propose something to bring to the discussion for the next calls, remembering these are conversations between you all as a community of  practitioners on this MA, facilitated by Adesola or myself but not as a Q&A directly with us as your advisers.  Please do think about what you would like to discuss with the group, with each other and post in your comments as Adesola has asked on her blog on this, what you will propose to discuss...this will make for a more efficient use of time in the call and allow for richer discussions as we're all a little more prepared with each others interests.

Look forward to talking at the weekend !