In May 2013, scholars from around the world gathered in Montreal for Differential Mobilities: Movement and Mediation in Networked Society. The international conference, hosted by the Mobile Media Lab (MML) in the Communication Studies department at Concordia University, brought together researchers, artists, community organizers, activists and students concerned with issues, questions and articulations connected to what Mimi Sheller and John Urry (2006) have coined, the “new mobilities” paradigm. This paradigm has been described as a turn within humanities and social science research. It focuses on contemporary social, cultural, spatial, and technological practices within an increasingly … [Read more...] about What is Mobilities (WiM)?
Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post. One of the most astonishing things I've learnt in setting up this group has been the amount of critical research that people are doing in physiotherapy that I had absolutely no idea about. Now I don't think of myself as someone who ignores other people's research, or as someone who is particularly selective about what they read. And I don't think that my curating skills are so bad that I wouldn't see a … [Read more...] about Idea 16: Offering a secure research repository (5 mins)
Every day during September we will post up an idea for you to vote on. The most popular ideas will become the things that the inaugural Organizing Committee of the Critical Physiotherapy Network focuses on in 2015. So please make sure you cast your vote at the bottom of each post. Any new field needs promoting and awards are a great way to encourage people to strive for a goal. Awards can be crass and elitist - but only if they are more about the style than the substance. Our awards could be a more egalitarian affair, focusing on people's contribution to the field, support for others, or the boldness of their ideas. As we mentioned in yesterday's ideas post, we have some world … [Read more...] about Idea 5: Offer awards for the best critical research (2 mins)
Please refer to the earlier posting to access links to Tone's article. Hvordan ble du interessert i spørsmål om kjønn i fysioterapeututdanning? Min interesse for spørsmål om kjønn i fysioterapeututdanning startet i min egen studietid i 1992-1995. Fra første dag på fysioterapeututdanningen så var kroppen hovedsakelig fokusert som en generalisert, anatomisk og biomekanisk kropp. Jeg husker at i første time med ferdighetstrening så sa læreren at «upassende oppførsel» ikke skulle forekomme. På denne tiden var jeg ikke klar over hvordan dette dreide seg om kjønn. Jeg tror at min interesse for betydningen av kjønn i fysioterapeututdanning ble trigget gjennom det paradokset jeg erfarte ved at … [Read more...] about Tone Dahl-Michelsen’s interview in Norwegian
Because physiotherapy is so grounded in the biomedical sciences, most undergraduate students (and a fair few postgrads) tend to think that critical thinking is about the ability to analyze a research paper. At best this can result in a deep appreciation for the evidence that presently exists for a phenomenon, at worst the students follow a formulaic process to arrive at a score that is as predictable as it is banal. There is, however, another side to critical theory - a world of research and scholarship that these students are rarely, if ever, exposed to - the kinds of thinking that is commonplace in the arts, humanities, philosophy and sociology. I spend quite a lot of time in this … [Read more...] about Being really critical about thinking