Becoming … is a process. Change … is a process. Learning is a journey. Journies … are a process. Many changes have taken place this week in regards to my learning. As an educator, it is important to reflect in order to be able to articulate what this change looks like. Here are several reflections on the changes that have taken place this week.
Power of a Cohort – learning doesn’t happen in isolation. I have experienced the power of my EdD cohort at the University of Calgary this week. There is tremendous knowledge and experience in this group of passionate educators. Many ideas have been presented and discussed, many questions have been asked. We are led by amazing educators Drs. Jacobsen, Friesen and Parchoma. The learning is rich.
Learning Journey – the pressures of intense, deep study are present. I remind myself that this is a journey and to enjoy the route–it is scenic, exciting, and challenging, and provides a rewarding destination, a destination that will be a launch for the next journey. Remember, rest stops are there for a reason!
Becoming a Researcher –
The tasks that we have completed this week and those that we have begun, have scaffolding in place that have launched us into research. I am beginning to experience the richness of finding information and finding what resonates with me, or not and am beginning to see the opportunities that abound and need to be explored. The “what if” is knocking as I immerse myself for hours in reading–one finding leads to another and there are many questions that need answers but are not available, yet.
The elements of this blog post–connect, create, share–are all elements of an inquiry approach to learning. We are developing a new learning environment. We are building knowledge. We have model teachers. We are on our way. There is an itch … it is uncomfortable … signs of change and becoming …