From Jonathan Harvey I am writing this brief note from my hospital bed. I have broken an ankle following a slip and am having an open reduction, internal fixation operation to fix my Fibula bone later today. Eleven years ago, I had a brain injury which was far more serious, and during that time and for several years after, I required a fair amount of care and support. Being in hospital again has made think carefully about the issues of dependence, independence and interdependence. In particular this experience has reminded me of the problematic way I conceptualise the importance of independence and how I view dependence as something to be avoided at all costs. I would argue that the … [Read more...] about Some notes on dependance and independence
Apologies for appropriating this blogpost from the brilliant Jesse Stommel and the Hybrid Pedagogy site in its entirety, but it says so many things about the critical project that is required in our physiotherapy teaching and learning that I wanted to promote it. It says some things about our embryonic Critical Physiotherapy Network project that are also worth reflecting on as well. You can link to the original source here. “Pedagogy is not ideologically neutral.” This line has been for me almost a mantra over the last several years. I’ve said variations of it on , on the page of , on the site for the Hybrid Pedagogy Inc. non-profit, and in our recent CFP focused on Critical Digital … [Read more...] about Re-blogging 'Critical digital pedagogy: a definition'
It's been a very busy few weeks. AUT students have finished all their exams and we're nearly done with all the marking and exam board reporting. I step down from my role as Head of Department at the end of the year, so there is a lot of tidying up to do. I've also just put the finishing touches on a book chapter that I've written for Franziska Trede and Celina McEwan's upcoming book Educating the deliberate professional: Preparing practitioners for emerging futures, which will be published by Springer and will hopefully go to print early next year. The book is going to ask some important questions about the past, present and future of professional practice, particularly about the need … [Read more...] about Artisan practitioners