The following is part of a series of blog posts I wrote while taking an education PhD course on Epistemologies. A summary of all posts in the series is included in this paper: Developing an Appreciative Understanding of Epistemologies in Educational Research: One Blogger’s Journey.
This semester I’m taking a course titled “Epistemologies of Educational Research”. As part of the course I’ve decided to keep a journal (that is, I shall blog) about my exploration into epistemology. I’ll be using my journal entries to inform my final assignment for the course, a paper and poster on my personal learning autobiography. I caution you that this might get pretty philosophical or academic at times. Still, I encourage comments and feedback, as it is through sharing and dialog that I learn. Feel free to leave encouraging notes in the comments at any time.
For each of my weekly posts, I shall be reflecting on the following questions:
- What does “the nature of knowledge” mean? That is, what constitutes “new knowledge”?
- What are my epistemological assumptions? How do these assumptions relate to my intended study of mobile learning?
- What new terms did I discover this week, and what areas require further investigation?
- What has changed this week w.r.t. my understanding of epistemology?
In addition to writing at least one weekly blog post here, I’ll also be capturing information using a tumblr mobile blog – http://rjhep.tumblr.com. The mobile blog allows me to capture short snippets, links, pictures, and audio clips whenever I’m inspired, anytime/anywhere.
Given my current course schedule and to allow for reflection time, I’m going to target Wednesdays for my weekly reflective post. So, now I must do some reflecting on how I’ll answer these questions this week!